Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
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.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Our love is here to stay.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
My friends are my estate.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude determines altitude.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.