If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
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Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Reach for the stars.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Ideas... they have the power
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
The hottest love has the coldest end.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
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.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
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 ?'
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.