When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
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
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
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)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Union gives strength.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
They can because they think they can.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
You become what you think about.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Only the educated are free.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
All you need is love.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.