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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
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.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Kind words conquer.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
The loving are the daring.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
High expectations are the key to everything.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
You become what you think about.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
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.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Success is the child of audacity.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.