Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
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One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
You always succeed in producing a result.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
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
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Love sees roses without thorns.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
They can because they think they can.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Actions speak louder than words.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.