Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
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How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
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.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Don't ever give up.
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.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
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.
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.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love those who love you.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
No matter where you go, there you are.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
Success is the child of audacity.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
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)
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
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
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
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.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Honesty is the best image.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)