I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
There is time for everything.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Perfect love can not be without equality.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
In love beggar and king are equal.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The loving are the daring.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.