One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
I saw and loved.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Work is love made manifest.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
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.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
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)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
There is no substitute for hard work.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Real love stories never have endings.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
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.