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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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
My heart is ever at your service.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
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.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
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
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Happy wife, happy life.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Success is the child of audacity.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
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
All work is empty save when there is love.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.