My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
One man with courage is a majority.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Hope springs eternal.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Great men are not always wise.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
In love beggar and king are equal.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
We will either find a way or make one.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.