It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
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.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
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.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.