Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
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''.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
To know me is to love me.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
There is no education like adversity.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Be Here Now.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
There is no substitute for hard work.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
For Love is Immortality.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart that loves is always young.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
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
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Success is never wondering what if.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
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.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.