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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I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
God doesn't make junk.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
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)
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Real love stories never have endings.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Where there is a will, there is a way.
The best things in life are free.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
They can because they think they can.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?