Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
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
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
There is no substitute for hard work.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
What is life without the radiance of love.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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?
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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.
Pearl S. Buck
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
All you need is love.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.