If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
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When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Adventure is worthwhile.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
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.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.