Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
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A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
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Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
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.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
It ain't over till it's over.
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.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
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.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Better late than never.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
To ask the hard question is simple.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Truth fears no questions.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
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 the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.