To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
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
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Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
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 ?
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Never spend your money before you have it.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Follow your dreams.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
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.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.