The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
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Let him that would move the world first move himself.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anything is possible.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
We can only learn to love by loving.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Experience is the best teacher.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Slow but steady wins the race.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Fortune favors the brave.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.