Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
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
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
One man with courage is a majority.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
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
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
The sun will come up tomorrow
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Fortune favors the brave.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
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.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.