I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
You can do what you want to do.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Success is predictable.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Ability is sexless.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Above all to thine own self be true.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
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.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
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.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
None are homely who smile.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
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
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
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
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
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.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.