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If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Live life with passion.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
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
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Whatever you are be a good one.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
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
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
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
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
You can do what you want to do.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
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.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Do it now !
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
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.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
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
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.