The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
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Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
They alone live, who live for others.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Follow your dreams.
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
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
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.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Do or do not, there is no try.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You become what you think about.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
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.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
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)
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.