I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
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.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Hard work pays off.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Live with passion.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
There is no substitute for hard work.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Nothing succeeds like success.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
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 never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Come, let us make love deathless.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
No involvement, no commitment.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
This too, shall pass.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
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.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
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.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who, being loved, is poor ?
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.