Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
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The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Adventure is worthwhile.
Success is predictable.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Count your blessings.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
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.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
The beginning is the half of every action.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Reach for the stars.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.