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Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Love understands all languages.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Practice makes perfect.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Perfect love can not be without equality.
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.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
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.
If there is a will, there is a way.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Let thy words be few.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
We tend to live up to our expectations.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is a state of mind.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
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.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.