The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The buck stops here.
Life is what you make it.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love those who love you.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Fortune favors the brave.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Without a general an army is lost.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
My friends are my estate.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
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.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Nothing succeeds like success.
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.
It ain't over till it's over.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Experience is the best teacher.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
For Love is Immortality.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
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.
Better late than never.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Attitude determines altitude.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
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.
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
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Love is the whole and more than all.
Never spend your money before you have it.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.