It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Live your dreams.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
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.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Life is what you make it.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Great men are not always wise.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
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.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Never say die.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
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
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.