If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
A woman who is loved always has success.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
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)
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
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 ?
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
Where there's life, there's hope.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
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
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
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
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Only the educated are free.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
For with god all things are possible.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.