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Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Love like there is no tomorrow.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
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.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Experience is the best teacher.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It's never too late.
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.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
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
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Laughter is the best medicine.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.