Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
The best proof of love is trust.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Fortune favors the brave.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
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.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
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
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Life is what you make it.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
This too, shall pass.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
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
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The best way out is always through.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Don't water your weeds.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.