My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
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.
What's meant to be will always find a way
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Make the second effort your second nature.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
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.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
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
Love understands all languages.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Success leaves clues.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
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.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Live life with passion.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.