The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
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.
Action is the antidote to despair.
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.
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.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
My life is my message.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
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
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.