Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
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Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
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.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
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.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
My friends are my estate.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
I know that I will die laughing.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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
Love that is true never grows old.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
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.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ability is sexless.
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.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
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
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.