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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I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
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
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
All you need is love.
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 ?
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
There is no substitute for hard work.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
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.
Many hands make light work.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Success is predictable.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.