Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Experience is the best teacher.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
We will either find a way or make one.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Seize the day.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
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)
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
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.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
May you live all the days of your life.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon