The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
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One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
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.
Pearl S. Buck
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
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.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Well done is better than well said.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Laughter is the best medicine.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Love is letting go of fear.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.