Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
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World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
For with god all things are possible.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Better late than never.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
Action is the antidote to despair.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
No matter where you go, there you are.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
They can because they think they can.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All you need is love.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Experience is the best teacher.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
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.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.