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.
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The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
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.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Success is a journey not a destination.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
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
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Love knows no bounds.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
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
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.