Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
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Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
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.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
My life is my message.
Honesty is the best image.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without music, life would be a mistake.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.