Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
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.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
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.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Love understands all languages.
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
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
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
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
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
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.