Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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
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.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Love is the whole and more than all.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
If you love someone, set them free.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.