Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Ideas without action are worthless.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Love that is true never grows old.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
The best way out is always through.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
I think therefore I am
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
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.
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.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Life is what you make it.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
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
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
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.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
None are homely who smile.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.