Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
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If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
You are what you think about all day long.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Do it now !
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
God doesn't make junk.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
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.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Love those who love you.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.