Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
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Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Whatever it takes !
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
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.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Love knows no bounds.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
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.
Stephen A. Brennan
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Believe in yourself.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.