The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not selfish.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The best proof of love is trust.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
My friends are my estate.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
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)
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Love is a hole in the heart.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
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.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.