Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
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.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Well done is better than well said.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
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
Every dog has his day.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Hope springs eternal.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Security is a kind of death.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it is to be it is up to me.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
He who has hope has everything.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness