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Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
You are what you think you are.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
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
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
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.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Many hands make light work.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
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.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Actions speak louder than words.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Life is a do-it yourself project.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
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.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.