If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
My friends are my estate.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
We tend to live up to our expectations.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
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
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
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.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Real love stories never have endings.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.