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.'
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Live life with passion.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
I light my candle from their torches.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
There are no gains without pains.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
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.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
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.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Love is not selfish.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
The ready back gets all the loads.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
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
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The best things in life are free.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.