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.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Above all to thine own self be true.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
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
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Love those who love you.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
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
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Honesty is the best image.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
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.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Don't water your weeds.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
You complete me.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
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
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
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.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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."
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.