All progress occurs because people dare to be different
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.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
You complete me.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
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.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Love is the only rational act.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
You become what you think about.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Love is the whole and more than all.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Change comes from within.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love is friendship set on fire.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
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)
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
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.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
None are homely who smile.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Our love is here to stay.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.