People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Follow your dreams.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
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
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
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
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Love is friendship set on fire.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.