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You can do anything you put your mind to.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Happiness is a state of mind.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
If it is to be it is up to me.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
This is the beginning of a new day.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Old love does not rust.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.