Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
The time to make friends is before you need them.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
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.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
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)
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Above all to thine own self be true.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
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.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
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.
A simple I love you means more than money.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
God doesn't make junk.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Talkers are no good doers.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Truth fears no questions.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
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.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
What is life without the radiance of love.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.