I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
We will either find a way or make one.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
To ask the hard question is simple.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
We must be the change we wish to see.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
You create your reality.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
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.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Begin with the end in mind.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.