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.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
To know me is to love me.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is a state of activity.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
For Love is Immortality.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
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
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Come, let us make love deathless.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Success is a journey not a destination.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
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.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.