Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
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More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
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.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
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
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
It ain't over till it's over.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
The way we see the problem is the problem.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
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.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
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.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Remove failure as an option.
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.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.