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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The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
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.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
This too, shall pass.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
You had me at hello.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
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.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
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'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Be Here Now.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Never, never, never give up.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
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
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.