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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
The loving are the daring.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
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.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Actions speak louder than words.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
Ideas... they have the power
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
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
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Where there is love there is no darkness.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.