A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
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In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Strike while the iron is hot.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
You're as old as you behave.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Whatever you are be a good one.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Procrastination is the thief of time.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Trent, Swingers (1996)
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A life lived in fear is half lived.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
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.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.