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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • Bravery

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J. K. Rowling, author
  • character

Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end. Tom Hiddleston, actor
  • costs

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • character

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • goodness

How we treat people and affect their lives for the good is the true wealth that we accrue in life. Susan McCann, singer
  • treat

True love has no hiding place, it’s not something you just put away. Aretha Franklin, musician
  • love

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature. Michael Faraday, scientist
  • true

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • strength

Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own. Nora Ephron, author
  • beware

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • love

This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • true

Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscaglia, author
  • education

Well-behaved women seldom make history. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,
  • inspirational

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. Henry Miller, author
  • beyond

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • friendship

Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant. Michael Shermer, writer
  • express

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach, novelist
  • blood

My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests. George Santayana, philosopher
  • atheism

True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people. Kiana Tom, model
  • listens

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
  • friendship

True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach, novelist
  • endings

Having a dream, living that dream, losing that dream, dreaming again and then having that dream come true again is one of the greatest feelings ever because I'm stronger. Aaron Carter, musician
  • again

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician
  • brutal

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • true

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Lord Chesterfield, statesman
  • enjoy

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me. David Bailey, photographer
  • attitude

It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook. James Keller,
  • atmosphere

The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
  • science

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. Noam Chomsky, activist
  • conventional

We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology. Ron Reagan, journalist
  • between

Do all you can to make your dreams come true. Joel Osteen, clergyman
  • dreams

True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is. R. D. Laing, psychologist
  • assume

People think, because we're young, we aren't complex, but that's not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might. Rihanna, musician
  • broken

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. Joseph Addison, writer
  • arises

Dreams can come true. Lil' Romeo, musician
  • come

The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
  • genius

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. Chuck Palahniuk, novelist
  • being

The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
  • bent

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott, novelist
  • believing

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other. Lisa See, writer
  • come

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
  • friendship

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. Aristotle, philosopher
  • braves

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas M. Butler, philosopher
  • achievement

What is really beautiful must always be true. Stendhal, writer
  • true

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. Lois Wyse,
  • becomes

The true university of these days is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
  • books

Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten. Neil Gaiman, author
  • adventures

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed. Tom Robbins, author
  • balanced

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss, writer
  • alive

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • radio

Knowledge is true opinion. Plato, philosopher
  • knowledge

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams, photographer
  • contained

I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled. Johnny Depp, actor
  • being

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Torquato Tasso, poet
  • denied

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Ulysses S. Grant, president
  • future

Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! Logan Pearsall Smith, critic
  • coming

True friends: only a few have 'em, but only a few will admit that they don't. Brian Celio, novelist
  • admit

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. Niels Bohr, physicist
  • science

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • happiness

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. Nicolaus Copernicus, scientist
  • knowledge

True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you. Julia Roberts, actress
  • come

There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one. Mia Hamm, athlete
  • challenges

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect
  • aims

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician
  • aim

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere. Van Wyck Brooks, critic
  • jealousy

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
  • already

My dad said to me growing up: 'When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you're a lucky man.' Josh Charles, actor
  • count

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true. Yogi Berra, athlete
  • sports

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. William Penn, leader
  • health

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • enjoys

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth. John Stuart Mill, philosopher
  • opinions

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. Samuel Johnson, author
  • forgive

When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable. Rene Descartes, mathematician
  • follow

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C. S. Lewis, author
  • christianity

Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
  • center

Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
  • form

I need more friends. It's kind of like my quest right now just to have more true friends. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • friends

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach, novelist
  • being

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt. Odilon Redon, artist
  • art

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Michelangelo, sculptor
  • art

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. Socrates, philosopher
  • knowledge

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. James Madison, president
  • advancement

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. George Will, journalist
  • arizona

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. Black Elk, leader
  • between

Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly. Eduard Hanslick, writer
  • affect

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department. Ann Sothern, actress
  • big

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
  • addicted

True change takes place in the imagination. Thomas Moore, poet
  • change

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
  • truth

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent. John Ruskin, writer
  • art

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. Virginia Woolf, author
  • best

The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased. Samuel Richardson, novelist
  • affords

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary. Jose Bergamin, writer
  • among

Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue. You've just got to learn that if I don't say it, physically out of my mouth, on camera, it's not true. Selena Gomez, actress
  • camera

I don't usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it's true - I'm scary. Eva Mendes, actress
  • angry

It's important to be true to yourself and your vision. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
  • true

Guys who are unavailable are actually a dream come true for me because I'm unavailable all the time. It's great they're not down your throat. Leighton Meester, actress
  • come

I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few. Paul Walker, actor
  • anymore

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck, author
  • believe

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. George Orwell, author
  • constantly

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. Confucius, philosopher
  • betrays

True humility is contentment. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
  • contentment

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
  • art

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • effect

Never assume the obvious is true. William Safire, author
  • assume

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water! Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • hot

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means. Charles Kingsley, clergyman
  • friendship

I know now that there is no one thing that is true - it is all true. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • true

The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
  • civilization

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther, monk
  • nature

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle. William Osler, scientist
  • alone

The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
  • alive

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • heart

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price. Bryant H. McGill, poet
  • actions

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
  • patriotism

Dream the impossible because dreams do come true. Elijah Wood, actor
  • come

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate. Marquis de Lafayette, revolutionary
  • entire

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose? Eliza Dushku, actress
  • motivational

I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands. Alexander Alekhine, celebrity
  • beauty

If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you. Ramakrishna, leader
  • knowledge

I am most proud that I stayed true to the music of my soul. Wynonna Judd, musician
  • music

I always make music that is true to my spirit. Wynonna Judd, musician
  • music

It's true that I tend to daydream. I'm the same person in business as I am in music: I can be distracted and absentminded. It's my style. Gordon Getty, businessman
  • business

If it is true that there is always more than one way of construing a text, it is not true that all interpretations are equal. Paul Ricoeur, philosopher
  • equal

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print. Dave Barry, journalist
  • boring

It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth. John Steinbeck, author
  • disappeared

People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true. Richard M. Nixon, president
  • fear

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
  • achievers

To good and true love fear is forever affixed. Francois Rabelais, clergyman
  • love

Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard. Benjamin Jowett, theologian
  • feeling

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty. John Carmack, scientist
  • difficulty

Mitt Romney is a true Mormon. John Edwards and Bill Clinton are not real Mormons. It was not 'Brigham Young' they were chanting. It was 'Bring 'em young.' Evan Sayet, comedian
  • bill

Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair. Wentworth Miller, actor
  • anyone

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler somehow than economic self-interest? Milton Friedman, economist
  • economic

Sticking with a marriage. That's true grit, man. Jeff Bridges, actor
  • grit

The true value of somebody in this town is very hard to determine. It's all smoke and mirrors. Mark Ruffalo, actor
  • determine

Stars that shine bling in the moon night, might I find true love sqirreled away tonight? Isabel Yosito, artist
  • love

I want to be true to the character and maintain some consistency and give the audience what they love while at the same time keeping things fresh and grow the character. Martha Plimpton, model
  • audience

People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood. Zoe Saldana, actress
  • being

In this business, it's easy for either your heart or your head to be swayed, and I try to always stay true to who I am. Kate Bosworth, actress
  • business

The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story. Joel Coen, director
  • architecture

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
  • dreams

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. Shunryu Suzuki, leader
  • change

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault, writer
  • kind

Some stories are true that never happened. Elie Wiesel, novelist
  • imagination

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. George Sand, novelist
  • poetry

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. Jean Cocteau, director
  • poetry

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore. Golda Meir, leader
  • anymore

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. Robert Frost, poet
  • ear


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