Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do or do not, there is no try.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
The best things in life are not things.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
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.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Be the best that you can be.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
To ask the hard question is simple.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
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) .
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.