The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
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Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
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.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Hard work pays off.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Trent, Swingers (1996)
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Ideas... they have the power
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Well done is better than well said.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
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This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Follow your dreams.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.