Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Security is a kind of death.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Count your blessings.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
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.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a hole in the heart.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
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.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
This too, shall pass.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For with god all things are possible.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Be who you are in every situation.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.