Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
My life is my message.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
What's meant to be will always find a way
My friends are my estate.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
I think therefore I am
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Many hands make light work.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
You must motivate yourself every day.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
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.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
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.