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The road to success is always under construction.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
They can because they think they can.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
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.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
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
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Above all to thine own self be true.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.