We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
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
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
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You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
They can because they think they can.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
The best proof of love is trust.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
He who hesitates is lost !
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Without a general an army is lost.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
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.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
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.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When we place blame, we give away our power.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
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.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.