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Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
My friends are my estate.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
You are what you think you are.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
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.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
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.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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 greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
A life lived in fear is half lived.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.