Katrina - my quote collection

Amric's recent activities

I haven't bookmarked any quotes at the moment.

Amric's bookmarks

Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light.

I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself.
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
The person who lives by hope will die by despair.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
Hope is a waking dream.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Were it not for hope the heart would break.
If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it's because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that's the most revolutionary insight of all.
Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment
We must accept life for what it actually is -- a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
The only way around is through.
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
What is a hero without love for mankind.
A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.
The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money, or the daughter who held her tongue again and again. All this anonymous heroism.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Amateurs hope, professionals work.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason; and if any thing is to be hoped, every thing ought to be tried.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.
Though you are disappointed is hope; never let hope fail you! Though one door is shut, there are thousands still open to you.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family.
While there's life, there's hope.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.
A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is sensitive; or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture -- in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers.
To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy --common clay, if you like --eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others --the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.
Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.
Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
Hope is a good thing but not if you depend on it solely.
Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.
Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
I leave before being left. I decide.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Clenched Soul

We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand
while the blue night dropped on the world.

I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.
Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.

I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.

Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Saying what?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?

The book fell that always closed at twilight
and my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.

Always, always you recede through the evenings
toward the twilight erasing statues.
We must love one another or die.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.

Amric's authors/films

I haven't favorited any authors at the moment.

Amric's tags

I haven't favorited any tags at the moment.

Amric's friends

I haven't follow any friends at the moment.

Amric's feelings

I haven't rated any quotes at the moment.

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.