Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
My friends are my estate.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
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.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
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.
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)
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
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.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
This is the beginning of a new day.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
They alone live, who live for others.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
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
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Well done is better than well said.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
We can only learn to love by loving.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Begin with the end in mind.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
You must motivate yourself every day.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.