I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Remove failure as an option.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The road to success is always under construction.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
A life lived in fear is half lived.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Live life with passion.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.