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Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Nothing succeeds like success.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
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.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Love conquers all.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
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.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
I light my candle from their torches.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Make the second effort your second nature.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
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
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
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.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
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 !
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.