It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it
well? My mother
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Old age ain't no place for sissies.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.
Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal.
For to dream and then to return to reality only means that our qualms suffer a change of place and significance
How did sex come to be thought of as dirty in the first place? God must have been a Republican.
There is a place in God's sun for the youth 'farthest down' who has the vision, the determination, and the courage to reach it
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. Itís a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.