Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Work is love made manifest.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
They alone live, who live for others.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be who you are in every situation.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Whatever it takes !
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.