Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Begin with the end in mind.
There are never enough I Love You's.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
My friends are my estate.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
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
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Happiness is a state of activity.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
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
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
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.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
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
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching