The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
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You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
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.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To know me is to love me.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
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.
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.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
They alone live, who live for others.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
If you love someone, set them free.
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
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.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Faith can move mountains.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
May you live all the days of your life.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Believe in yourself.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.