There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
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Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
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.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
You complete me.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
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.'
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Seize the day.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
There is no substitute for hard work.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
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.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
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.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Change comes from within.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Live with passion !
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
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.