The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
You create your reality.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
There is no substitute for hard work.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
I light my candle from their torches.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
The first duty of love is to listen.
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.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
The past does not equal the future.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
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
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Kind words conquer.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Life is what you make it.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.