The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
They can because they think they can.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
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.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
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.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
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.