I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
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If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Think and grow rich.
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)
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Do what you love and the money will follow
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience is the best teacher.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
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.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.