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They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Never, never, never give up.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
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
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Where there is love there is life.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
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.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The loving are the daring.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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 ?
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Security is a kind of death.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.