Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
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Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
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.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
What is life without the radiance of love.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
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.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
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.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
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Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Every cloud has a silver lining.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
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.
My life is my message.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
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)
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love is perfect kindness
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.