What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Ability is sexless.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Seize the day.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
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.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Come, let us make love deathless.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
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.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Never stop dreaming.
The road to success is always under construction.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
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)
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.