Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Hard work pays off.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
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.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
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.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
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.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
After your jump, the net appears.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
The best way out is always through.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Well done is better than well said.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Anything is possible.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
You can do what you want to do.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
If there is a will, there is a way.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Without a general an army is lost.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.