I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
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Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Hard work pays off.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
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You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Love sees roses without thorns.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Follow your dreams.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
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
Well done is better than well said.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
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.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Every dog has his day.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is the child of audacity.
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.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
For with god all things are possible.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
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.