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It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
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.
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
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Think and grow rich.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Love is the only rational act.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Love is not selfish.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Act or accept.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where there is love there is life.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Nothing succeeds like success.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
What ever you are be a good one.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
The road to success is always under construction.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Kind words conquer.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.