Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
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Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Be the best that you can be.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Seize the day.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
A woman who is loved always has success.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
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.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
They can because they think they can.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Think and grow rich.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Real love stories never have endings.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Reach for the stars.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.