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In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Never say die.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
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
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Attitude is everything.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
In love beggar and king are equal.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
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.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
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
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
The show must go on.
Many hands make light work.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.