If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
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You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Attitude is everything.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
No matter where you go, there you are.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
They are able because they think they are able.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.