Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
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The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
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.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Come, let us make love deathless.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
The best proof of love is trust.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Strike while the iron is hot.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
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
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.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.