Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Obstacles are great incentives.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
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.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
The ready back gets all the loads.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Anything is possible.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
The road to success is always under construction.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
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'.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
This is the beginning of a new day.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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 ?
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.