The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
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You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The show must go on.
Let thy words be few.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
We will either find a way or make one.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.