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Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
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.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
He who has hope has everything.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
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)
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Act or accept.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
To ask the hard question is simple.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
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.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
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.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
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.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
The best proof of love is trust.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter