The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
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Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Think and grow rich.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
I know that I will die laughing.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Well done is better than well said.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Don't ever give up.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
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)
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
A simple I love you means more than money.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
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
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.