Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Union gives strength.
Whatever you are be a good one.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Success is never wondering what if.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
My friends are my estate.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
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
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
The best things in life are not things.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Love is letting go of fear.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
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 you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Live with passion !
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.