You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
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.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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)
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Where there is love there is life.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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)
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Practice makes perfect.
Love that is true never grows old.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
They can because they think they can.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.