Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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 ? ''
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
My heart is ever at your service.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
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 were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
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)
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Well done is better than well said.
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
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Real love stories never have endings.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
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.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
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) .
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
All work is empty save when there is love.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.