Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
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One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Faith can move mountains.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
If you love someone, set them free.
No matter where you go, there you are.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
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
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no substitute for hard work.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Don't ever give up.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Live life with passion.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Remove failure as an option.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.