Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
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Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
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.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
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.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Hope springs eternal.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Reach for the stars.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
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
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
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.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
There is no education like adversity.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
To know me is to love me.
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.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
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.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Where there is love there is no darkness.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.