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It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
We will either find a way or make one.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
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.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
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
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
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
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Whatever it takes !
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
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)
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.