The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Honesty is the best image.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
The book you don't read cant help.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
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
We will either find a way or make one.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
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.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
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
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
A life lived in fear is half lived.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.