It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
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Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
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
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Seize the day.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
We will either find a way or make one.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
We tend to live up to our expectations.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
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.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.