Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
A simple I love you means more than money.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Where there is love there is life.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !
Mars Blackmon, She's Gotta Have It (1986)
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Well done is better than well said.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton