In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
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
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
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
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.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I light my candle from their torches.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Love is letting go of fear.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
The book you don't read cant help.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
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
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Remove failure as an option.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Obstacles are great incentives.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Never stop dreaming.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.