The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Keep away from 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.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes