There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
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.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Faith can move mountains.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
One man with courage is a majority.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.