We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
All you need is love.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Do it now !
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.