God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
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As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
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.
The best proof of love is trust.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
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.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
No involvement, no commitment.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
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.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Success leaves clues.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
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.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.