Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
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There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Honesty is the best image.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
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
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
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.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Success leaves clues.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
I think therefore I am
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Love the giver more than the gift.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Be who you are in every situation.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Better late than never.
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.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.