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)
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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 ? '
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Hope springs eternal.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
One man with courage is a majority.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
You become what you think about.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Well done is better than well said.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
For Love is Immortality.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Real love stories never have endings.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
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.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.