There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
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.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
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.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
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.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Love is the only rational act.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.