I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
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Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
You become what you think about.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Keep away from 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.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Believe in yourself.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
It is always your next move.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.