Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
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'Wake Me When It's Funny'
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
No man is wise enough by himself.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Attitude is everything.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
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.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
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.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.