To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Nothing succeeds like success.
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.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Find the good -- and praise it.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Old love does not rust.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
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 is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Anything is possible.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
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
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
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
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.