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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Never, never, never give up.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Attitude determines altitude.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Do it now !
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.