The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
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I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Do it now !
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
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
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)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Attitude is everything.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
They are able because they think they are able.
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
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
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.
You become what you think about.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
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.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
They can because they think they can.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
You're as old as you behave.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.