When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
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What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Where there is love there is life.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It is always your next move.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Well done is better than well said.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
My heart is ever at your service.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
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.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
You only get out what you put in.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Life is what you make it.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
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
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
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
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
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
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Where there's life, there's hope.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
You are what you think about all day long.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
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.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.