Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
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It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
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
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better late than never.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
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.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
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
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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 only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
What is life without the radiance of love.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.