No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
This too, shall pass.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
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.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
You must motivate yourself every day.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Live with passion.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in 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
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.