Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
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.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Well done is better than well said.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
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.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
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.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
They alone live, who live for others.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.