Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
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You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
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.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Trent, Swingers (1996)
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
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.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Talkers are no good doers.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Every cloud has a silver lining.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
We come to beginnings only at the end.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Live with passion !
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.