Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
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
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Every dog has his day.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All you need is love.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
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
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Don't water your weeds.
It's never too late.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
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.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
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
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.