The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
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In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
I light my candle from their torches.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
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.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
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.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Live with passion !
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
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.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
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.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Believe in yourself.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
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.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Life is what you make it.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.