Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Keep the Faith.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
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.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Love is letting go of fear.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You had me at hello.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Kind words conquer.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
There are no gains without pains.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
You must motivate yourself every day.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
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
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
What ever you are be a good one.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.