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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 mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
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)
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Never, never, never give up.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
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.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
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 a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
My friends are my estate.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
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
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
The first duty of love is to listen.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
The best things in life are free.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The sun will come up tomorrow
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
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
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
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.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
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.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.