In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
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Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
The best proof of love is trust.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Without a general an army is lost.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The price of greatness is responsibility.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The time to make friends is before you need them.
I know that I will die laughing.
Love sees roses without thorns.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
What's meant to be will always find a way
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
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.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
He who hesitates is lost.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Life is what you make it.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.