I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
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)
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.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
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
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Whatever it takes !
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
I light my candle from their torches.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Believe in yourself.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
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The time to make friends is before you need them.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
There are no gains without pains.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Talkers are no good doers.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
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
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.