The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
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.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Don't go through life, grow through life.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
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 !
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
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 ?
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.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.