The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
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Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
You are what you think you are.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Where there's life, there's hope.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Kind words conquer.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
My life is my message.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.