What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
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.
They are able because they think they are able.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
If it is to be it is up to me.
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.
May you live all the days of your life.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
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.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Seize the day.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Don't water your weeds.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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 person does not hear.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.