No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Experience is the best teacher.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
There is no substitute for hard work.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Truth fears no questions.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
The loving are the daring.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
The best things in life are not things.
They are able because they think they are able.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
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
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
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.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
They alone live, who live for others.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.