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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Never say die.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Talkers are no good doers.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Slow but steady wins the race.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Anything is possible.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Every dog has his day.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Every cloud has a silver lining.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love like there is no tomorrow.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
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.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Well done is better than well said.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.