If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
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A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
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
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
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
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Success leaves clues.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
My heart shall be thy garden.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Without a general an army is lost.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
He who hesitates is lost.
The ready back gets all the loads.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Procrastination is the thief of time.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
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.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
We must be the change we wish to see.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Think and grow rich.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.