Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
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Experience is the best teacher.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
To ask the hard question is simple.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
My friends are my estate.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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)
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
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.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
The past does not equal the future.
I think therefore I am
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
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
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Happiness is a state of activity.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Every dog has his day.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Actions speak louder than words.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.