We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
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
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
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.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Action is the antidote to despair.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
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.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Reach for the stars.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
None are homely who smile.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.