Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Love is the whole and more than all.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
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.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower