One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
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.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
The loving are the daring.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
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.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Success leaves clues.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
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.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.