The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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Be the best that you can be.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
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)
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 ?
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Let thy words be few.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Be Here Now.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Hard work pays off.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Attitude is everything.
He who hesitates is lost.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
No involvement, no commitment.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
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 mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
You always succeed in producing a result.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.