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Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
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
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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 I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
We can only learn to love by loving.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Where there is love there is no darkness.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.