Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
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Fortune and love favor the brave.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Happiness is a state of mind.
They alone live, who live for others.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Ideas without action are worthless.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Success is predictable.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Strike while the iron is hot.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
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.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Begin with the end in mind.
Success is never wondering what if.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The beginning is the half of every action.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
He who hesitates is lost !
Security is a kind of death.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
You only get out what you put in.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Happiness is a state of activity.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Love conquers all.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
If there is a will, there is a way.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.