Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Honesty is the best image.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
All you need is love.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
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.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Success is a journey not a destination.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Real love stories never have endings.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.