It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
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 ?'
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The best things in life are free.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Love conquers all.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Where there's life, there's hope.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Love is perfect kindness
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
He who hesitates is lost !
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
He who has hope has everything.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
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.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.