Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
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Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Find the good -- and praise it.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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) .
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
They can because they think they can.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Believe in yourself.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Above all to thine own self be true.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
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.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
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.