Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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)
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
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.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
There is no substitute for hard work.
He who hesitates is lost.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
You create your reality.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
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
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that 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.
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.
Slow but steady wins the race.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination