The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Life is what you make it.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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 ?
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
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.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Many hands make light work.
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
There is time for everything.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
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.'
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Do what you love and the money will follow
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
For with god all things are possible.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Don't water your weeds.
The best way out is always through.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.