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Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
My heart is ever at your service.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
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.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The best proof of love is trust.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
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.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
What's meant to be will always find a way
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
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.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.