I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
You always succeed in producing a result.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
No matter where you go, there you are.
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
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
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
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
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.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Success is never wondering what if.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.