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.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
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This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Success is a journey not a destination.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Faith can move mountains.
Keep the Faith.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
They can because they think they can.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
To know me is to love me.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no gains without pains.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Live your dreams.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Love that is true never grows old.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.