We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
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If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
It's never too late.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
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.
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.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Only the educated are free.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Success is the child of audacity.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
My heart shall be thy garden.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.