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.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Actions speak louder than words.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
High expectations are the key to everything.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
You always succeed in producing a result.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
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.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
The loving are the daring.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
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
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
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
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Act or accept.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
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.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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 ? ''
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.