I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
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
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
There is no education like adversity.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Love that is true never grows old.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
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
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
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.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
You become what you think about.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
A bold onset is half the battle.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
You only get out what you put in.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.