To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
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.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
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.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Do what you love and the money will follow
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Attitude determines altitude.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.