What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
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)
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is friendship set on fire.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
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.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Success is never wondering what if.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
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.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Ideas without action are worthless.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?