Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
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It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Live your dreams.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Real love stories never have endings.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Practice makes perfect.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Never complain about what you permit.
Adventure is worthwhile.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
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.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
You must motivate yourself every day.
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.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
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.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Happiness is a state of activity.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
They are able because they think they are able.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
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.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.