It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
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The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
You're as old as you behave.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
The best things in life are free.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Honesty is the best image.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
If you love someone, set them free.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never spend your money before you have it.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.