Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
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.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
To know me is to love me.
The first duty of love is to listen.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
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.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The loving are the daring.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Life is what you make it.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Ability is sexless.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
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.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
We will either find a way or make one.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Live your dreams.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Love conquers all.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
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.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.