The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
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.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
They alone live, who live for others.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
It ain't over till it's over.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
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.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
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.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.