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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Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Live life with passion.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
All you need is love.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Fortune favors the brave.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Think and grow rich.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.