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The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
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.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
The loving are the daring.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
He who hesitates is lost.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Happy wife, happy life.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
You only get out what you put in.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
We can only learn to love by loving.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Procrastination is the thief of time.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Great oaks from little acorns grow
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.