What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Keep away from small 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.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
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.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
They can because they think they can.
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.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
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.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
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
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
I think therefore I am
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Be Here Now.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.