This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
In love beggar and king are equal.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
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.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
There is time for everything.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
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 best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Begin with the end in mind.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Reach for the stars.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
No involvement, no commitment.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
It is always your next move.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
My friends are my estate.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Where there is love there is no darkness.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
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
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
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)
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
None are homely who smile.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.