Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing succeeds like success.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
High expectations are the key to everything.
Live life with passion.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Strike while the iron is hot.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
He who has hope has everything.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
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
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it is to be it is up to me.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.