The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
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All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
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.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Live life with passion.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Live with passion.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
The book you don't read cant help.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Live your dreams.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
They can because they think they can.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Keep away from 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.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
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
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
The best way out is always through.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.