Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
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
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
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.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Live your dreams.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Success is a journey not a destination.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
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.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
You're as old as you behave.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
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.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.