The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Count your blessings.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Attitude is everything.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Love conquers all.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
How far you go in life depends on your 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
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
I think therefore I am
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
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.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
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.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Real love stories never have endings.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
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
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.