Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
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God is subtle but he is not malicious.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
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.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
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.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
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
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
What's another word for thesaurus ?
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Where there's life, there's hope.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
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.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
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.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
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 are never a loser until you quit trying.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.