An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
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.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Love those who love you.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
After your jump, the net appears.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must be the change we wish to see.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
One man with courage is a majority.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Where there is love there is life.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
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.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
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.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.