If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
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I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
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.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Real love stories never have endings.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
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.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
You always succeed in producing a result.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Love is not selfish.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.