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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Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
The best things in life are not things.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love knows no bounds.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
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.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Well done is better than well said.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
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.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Kind words conquer.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Find the good -- and praise it.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
You can do what you want to do.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Where there is love there is life.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
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 ?
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.