The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
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Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
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.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Seize the day.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
There is no education like adversity.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
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
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The successful man is the average man, focused.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
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.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
I know that I will die laughing.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
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.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
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 sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.