Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
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.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
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.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.