If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
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It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Seize the day.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
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.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
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.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
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.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?