You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
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All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
You're as old as you behave.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
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.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
I scoured many websites, and consulted my friends, my family and our readers for these pearls of wisdom. Now I want to do that again, except this time, I bring to you,
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
They can because they think they can.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
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.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
After your jump, the net appears.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Faith can move mountains.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
You become what you think about.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Never stop dreaming.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
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
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.