Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
No involvement, no commitment.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
We will either find a way or make one.
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.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Obstacles are great incentives.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
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
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
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.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
You become what you think about.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Change comes from within.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Slow but steady wins the race.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.