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When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Great men are not always wise.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
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.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
There are never enough I Love You's.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
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.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
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.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
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)
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.