Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
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.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Love conquers all.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
The heart that loves is always young.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
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
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
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
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.