Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Obstacles are great incentives.
He who has hope has everything.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Union gives strength.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Success is a journey not a destination.
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.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
After your jump, the net appears.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Remove failure as an option.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
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 ?
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
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)
Money without brains is always dangerous.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.