People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Adventure is worthwhile.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
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.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
You can do what you want to do.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Happy wife, happy life.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Work is love made manifest.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
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.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.