If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
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I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
There are never enough I Love You's.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
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.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Better late than never.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
They are able because they think they are able.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
You must motivate yourself every day.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.