Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
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
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
You only get out what you put in.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
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 have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
It ain't over till it's over.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
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.
Practice makes perfect.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
High expectations are the key to everything.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.