A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The best things in life are free.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
We can only learn to love by loving.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
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.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
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
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Only the educated are free.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Hard work pays off.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
I think therefore I am
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.