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We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Where there's life, there's hope.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The road to success is always under construction.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Well done is better than well said.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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 don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
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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.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
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.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
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.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
In love beggar and king are equal.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Every dog has his day.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)