The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
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
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
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.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
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.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
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.
Life is what you make it.
Count your blessings.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Attitude is everything.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never stop dreaming.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Do it now !
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?