Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Faith can move mountains.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
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.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Think and grow rich.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
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.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Whatever it takes !
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Follow your dreams.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
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.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.