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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
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 biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Practice makes perfect.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
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.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
This too, shall pass.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
God doesn't make junk.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Whatever it takes !
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
He who hesitates is lost.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
He who stops being better stops being good.
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 am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
It ain't over till it's over.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Begin with the end in mind.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.