Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Act or accept.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Whatever it takes !
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
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)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
We can only learn to love by loving.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
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.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.