Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Change comes from within.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Where there's life, there's hope.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
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.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
You had me at hello.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.