Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
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I know that I will die laughing.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Honesty is the best image.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Action is the antidote to despair.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Count your blessings.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
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.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The show must go on.
Ability is sexless.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
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.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
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.
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
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.