It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
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Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Above all to thine own self be true.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
This too, shall pass.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
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.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
There are never enough I Love You's.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Follow your dreams.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.