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As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
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 ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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)
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
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.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
A bold onset is half the battle.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
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.
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.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
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.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
You are what you think you are.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Many hands make light work.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
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.
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.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Above all to thine own self be true.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
You're as old as you behave.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Never, never, never give up.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
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.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Truth fears no questions.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.