Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
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If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
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.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
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
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Every dog has his day.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
For Love is Immortality.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
This too, shall pass.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
You create your reality.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.