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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
All work is empty save when there is love.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Never complain about what you permit.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we place blame, we give away our power.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.