I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
To know me is to love me.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
You become what you think about.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
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
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
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.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
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.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
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.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.