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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Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
It's never too late.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
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.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Practice makes perfect.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
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.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Where there is a will, there is a way.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
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.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
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)
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
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.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
There is no substitute for hard work.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.