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I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
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.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
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.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
There are no gains without pains.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
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.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Hard work pays off.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
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
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.