It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
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You can do what you want to do.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
No involvement, no commitment.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Live with passion.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
I light my candle from their torches.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
The buck stops here.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
No one became poor by giving alms.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Think and grow rich.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Faith can move mountains.
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
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
They alone live, who live for others.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
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
Nothing succeeds like success.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.