Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
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
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
The first duty of love is to listen.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
You always succeed in producing a result.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Love like there is no tomorrow.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas... they have the power
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
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)
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
No involvement, no commitment.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Union gives strength.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.