A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
You had me at hello.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
They alone live, who live for others.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Love the giver more than the gift.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
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.
No man is wise enough by himself.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
The heart that loves is always young.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.