The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
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Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Follow your dreams.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Obstacles are great incentives.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
They are able because they think they are able.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
The best things in life are not things.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
He who hesitates is lost !
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
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.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The road to success is always under construction.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth fears no questions.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
The hottest love has the coldest end.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.