The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
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Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
I saw and loved.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
What ever you are be a good one.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
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.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
After your jump, the net appears.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Remove failure as an option.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Do it now !
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.