It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
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)
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
The best things in life are free.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Don't water your weeds.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
The best proof of love is trust.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Do it now !
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
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
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.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.