Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Talkers are no good doers.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Above all to thine own self be true.
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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.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
It is always your next move.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
There is no education like adversity.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
They can because they think they can.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
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.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
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.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.