If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
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The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Find the good -- and praise it.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Live life with passion.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Follow your dreams.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
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)
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
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)
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Experience is the best teacher.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Love knows no bounds.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
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
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.