Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
What ever you are be a good one.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
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.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
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.
It is always your next move.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
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 ?'
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The best proof of love is trust.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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.