Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
You become what you think about.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Begin with the end in mind.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Well done is better than well said.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
To know me is to love me.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
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.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortune and love favor the brave.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
There is no education like adversity.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
You must tolerate that which you can not 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.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.