You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
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
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Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Where there is love there is life.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
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 memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
You had me at hello.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Find the good -- and praise it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
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)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
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.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
You create your reality.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.