For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Attitude is everything.
Laughter is the best medicine.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
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.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Fortune favors the brave.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.