Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Love sees roses without thorns.
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
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Fortune and love favor the brave.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
You can do what you want to do.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
The loving are the daring.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.