A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
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
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
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
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
The loving are the daring.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
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
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
My heart is ever at your service.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Ideas... they have the power
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
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.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Truth fears no questions.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.