If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
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It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
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.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
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.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
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.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
The ready back gets all the loads.
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
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.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Seize the day.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The buck stops here.
They can because they think they can.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Obstacles are great incentives.
They are able because they think they are able.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.