Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I saw and loved.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
He who hesitates is lost !
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The best way out is always through.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
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
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
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.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Success is the child of audacity.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
No man is wise enough by himself.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.