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There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
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Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Security is a kind of death.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
This too, shall pass.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
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
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Attitude is everything.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Many hands make light work.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
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
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.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
It's always darkest before the dawn.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
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
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Pep without purpose is piffle.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Begin with the end in mind.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
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
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.