There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They can because they think they can.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
After your jump, the net appears.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
To ask the hard question is simple.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Where there is love there is life.
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
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
We can only learn to love by loving.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
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.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
You are what you think you are.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.