"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
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Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
You can do anything you put your mind to.
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.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
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 a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Ideas without action are worthless.
They can because they think they can.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
No pain, No gain.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Honesty is the best image.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
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
Get busy living or get busy dying.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.