The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
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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.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Be Here Now.
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.
Robert H. Schuller
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Work is love made manifest.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Talkers are no good doers.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
We can only learn to love by loving.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
What's meant to be will always find a way
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
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
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.