The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
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It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
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.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
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.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
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)
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Above all to thine own self be true.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
The best things in life are not things.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
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
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Actions speak louder than words.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Seize the day.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.