He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
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
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Well done is better than well said.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
You're as old as you behave.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
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.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.