It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
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When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
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.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
All you need is love.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Attitude determines altitude.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Above all to thine own self be true.
There is no education like adversity.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A bold onset is half the battle.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
You must motivate yourself every day.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
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
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.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Ideas... they have the power
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
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.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
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.