If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never complain about what you permit.
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)
Never spend your money before you have it.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Believe in yourself.
He who hesitates is lost.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
A life lived in fear is half lived.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
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.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
You must motivate yourself every day.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Love is letting go of fear.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
It's never too late.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
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.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)