I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
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We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Passion is the genesis of genius.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
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)
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
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.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
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.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
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.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Love is the only rational act.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Kind words conquer.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Ability is sexless.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Be the best that you can be.
Reach for the stars.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.