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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Success is never wondering what if.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
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.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
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.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
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.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Work is love made manifest.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
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.
E. Joseph Cossman
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.