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The only greatness for man is immortality. ...
by James Dean

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today.
- James Dean

I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day.
- James Dean

The gratification comes in the doing,
not in the results.
- James Dean

 

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death,
if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
- James Dean

There is no way to be truly great in this world.
We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.
- James Dean

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders,
it isn't acting.
It's following instructions.
Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
- James Dean

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I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate
the beauty with which this world is endowed.
- James Dean

Being a good actor isn't easy.
Being a man is even harder.
I want to be both before I'm done.
- James Dean

Only the gentle are ever really strong.
- James Dean

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character.
There are a lot of things I learned from animals.
One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me.
- James Dean

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so
must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer.
In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.
- James Dean

Trust and belief are two prime considerations.
You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.
- James Dean

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world.
You are all alone with your concentration and imagination,
and that's all you have.
- James Dean

To me, acting is the most logical way for people's
neuroses to manifest themselves,
in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
- James Dean

To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even
before he's out of the cradle.
- James Dean

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new
is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents.
Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do,
too.
- James Dean

But you can't show some far off idyllic conception
of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture.
You've got to show what it's really like,
and try to reach them on their own grounds.
- James Dean

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel


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