Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
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.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.