Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
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We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
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.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
I saw and loved.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Do or do not, there is no try.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Ideas... they have the power
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
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 give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
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.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.