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
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
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)
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
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
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
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.
Talkers are no good doers.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Success is the child of audacity.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Find the good -- and praise it.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
You create your reality.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.