If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
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.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Believe in yourself.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
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.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Only the educated are free.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
You always succeed in producing a result.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Old love does not rust.
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.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Love is friendship set on fire.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The first duty of love is to listen.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Better late than never.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.