Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
He who hesitates is lost.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
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.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.