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Frank Capra Quotes and Sayings

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Compassion is a two way street.
- Frank Capra

If you want to send a message, try Western Union.
- Frank Capra

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme,
it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.
- Frank Capra

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
- Frank Capra

 

My advice to young film-makers is this:
don't follow trends,
start them!
- Frank Capra

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks,
Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes,
but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
- Frank Capra

I made mistakes in drama.
I thought drama was when actors cried.
But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra

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Don't follow trends, start trends.
- Frank Capra

Film is one of the three universal languages,
the other two: mathematics and music.
- Frank Capra

Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket...
the least understood and the least noticed.
- Frank Capra

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

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

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson


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