The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
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Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
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.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
There is no education like adversity.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
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.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
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.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is love there is no darkness.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Hope springs eternal.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Ideas without action are worthless.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
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.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team