Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
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There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Let thy words be few.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
If it is to be it is up to me.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Happiness is a state of activity.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
There is no education like adversity.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Live with passion !
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Better late than never.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
If there is a will, there is a way.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
You always succeed in producing a result.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
What ever you are be a good one.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Attitude is everything.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
One man with courage is a majority.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".