People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
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We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Remove failure as an option.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
He who stops being better stops being good.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
There are no gains without pains.
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.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
I think therefore I am
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no education like adversity.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
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
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
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.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
It ain't over till it's over.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can do what you want to do.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
They can because they think they can.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Faith can move mountains.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.