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You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The heart that loves is always young.
Never complain about what you permit.
Happiness is a state of activity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
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.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
There is no education like adversity.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Slow but steady wins the race.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
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 ?'
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Old love does not rust.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Success is predictable.
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.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)