The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
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Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
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.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
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.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
You complete me.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
He who hesitates is lost.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A simple I love you means more than money.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
One man with courage is a majority.
The first duty of love is to listen.
May you live all the days of your life.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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)
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.