Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
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There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Love is not selfish.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
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.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Ideas... they have the power
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
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.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Love is the only rational act.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
For Love is Immortality.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
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
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
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 ?'
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.