It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
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.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Kind words conquer.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
My friends are my estate.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.