Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
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.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Procrastination is the thief of time.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
You become what you think about.
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.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Love like you'll never be hurt.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
You become what you think about.
You had me at hello.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.