A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
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Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
They are able because they think they are able.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
The best proof of love is trust.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
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Action is the antidote to despair.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
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.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
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.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
He who stops being better stops being good.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care