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What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Remove failure as an option.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Don't water your weeds.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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. '
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.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
You must motivate yourself every day.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
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'.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
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.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
The best things in life are not things.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.