If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
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
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Fortune favors the brave.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Roll with the punches.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
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
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
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.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
There are never enough I Love You's.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
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.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
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.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
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.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
My heart shall be thy garden.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.