There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
You must motivate yourself every day.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
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.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Count your blessings.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
What ever you are be a good one.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Change comes from within.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.