How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
You become what you think about.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
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
Passion is the genesis of genius.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
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.