We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
What is life without the radiance of love.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
The show must go on.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
The best things in life are free.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
They can because they think they can.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
No matter where you go, there you are.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
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.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
God doesn't make junk.
There is time for everything.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.