Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
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Great oaks from little acorns grow
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Love is not selfish.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
To ask the hard question is simple.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
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.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
The best way out is always through.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
He who stops being better stops being good.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
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
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
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.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
There are no gains without pains.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.