If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Keep the Faith.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Success is predictable.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
The road to success is always under construction.
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.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
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.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
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.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
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.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
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.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Our love is here to stay.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
You really can change the world if you care enough.