Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
High expectations are the key to everything.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Whatever it takes !
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Love knows no bounds.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Anything is possible.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
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)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Be the best that you can be.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.