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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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
This too, shall pass.
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''.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
The buck stops here.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
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.
It ain't over till it's over.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Work is love made manifest.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
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.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
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.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Hope springs eternal.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
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.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
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.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
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
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Do it now !
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.