Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
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.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
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
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
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.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Seize the day.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Live your dreams.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The loving are the daring.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
You're as old as you behave.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Success is never wondering what if.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
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.
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.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.