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Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
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.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
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
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
A simple I love you means more than money.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
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
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
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
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
There is no education like adversity.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
For with god all things are possible.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.