Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
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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
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
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.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Success leaves clues.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
He who hesitates is lost !
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.