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 only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
The heart that loves is always young.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
You are what you think you are.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
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.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Success leaves clues.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
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
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Love is the whole and more than all.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Happiness is a state of mind.
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 think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
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.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
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.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.