Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
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.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Experience is the best teacher.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Whatever you are be a good one.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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
Friendship is not born of words alone.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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 best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Actions speak louder than words.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
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.
Honesty is the best image.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.