It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Security is a kind of death.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Where there's life, there's hope.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
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.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
We tend to live up to our expectations.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
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.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
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.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
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
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are what you think you are.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Do or do not, there is no try.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
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.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.