It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
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Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Kind words conquer.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Great men are not always wise.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Don't water your weeds.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.