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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Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
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.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
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
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
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
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.