The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
He who hesitates is lost !
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
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
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
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.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
A bold onset is half the battle.
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.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The loving are the daring.
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.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
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.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
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.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Well done is better than well said.
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.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.