In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Truth fears no questions.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
My heart is ever at your service.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
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.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Attitude is everything.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Never say die.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love, two minds without a single thought.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.