What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
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.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
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.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
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.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Never, never, never give up.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Attitude is everything.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.