Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
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Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
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.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.