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
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You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
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.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Real love stories never have endings.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
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.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
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.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Talkers are no good doers.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Seize the day.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We will either find a way or make one.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
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
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
I know that I will die laughing.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
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.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.