I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
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Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Success is predictable.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
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
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
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.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
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
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Live your dreams.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.