Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Life is what you make it.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Where there's life, there's hope.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
The best proof of love is trust.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
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.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Love conquers all.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Be the best that you can be.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.