Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Success is the child of audacity.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The past does not equal the future.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The show must go on.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
The book you don't read cant help.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Fortune favors the brave.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Talkers are no good doers.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Many hands make light work.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.