When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Change comes from within.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
None are homely who smile.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Laughter is the best medicine.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
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.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
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.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.