While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Well done is better than well said.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Well done is better than well said.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
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.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
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The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Love those who love you.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
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.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is never too late to be what we might have been
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Success is never wondering what if.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
What is life without the radiance of love.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
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.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
This is the beginning of a new day.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
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.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Live your dreams.
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
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.