And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
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I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
What ever you are be a good one.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
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 we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To ask the hard question is simple.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
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
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
My friends are my estate.
Act or accept.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.