Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
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.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
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.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
There is no substitute for hard work.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Make the second effort your second nature.
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.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortune favors the brave.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
It ain't over till it's over.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
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 always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.