Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our only security is in our ability to change.
The beginning is the half of every action.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Love knows no bounds.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
He who hesitates is lost !
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
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
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
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
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
For with god all things are possible.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
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
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.