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
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He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
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.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
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.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Only the educated are free.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.