Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
After your jump, the net appears.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
You become what you think about.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Where there's life, there's hope.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Love is a hole in the heart.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The road to success is always under construction.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
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.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
The buck stops here.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
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.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
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.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.