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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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.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
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.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
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Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
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The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
It is always your next move.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
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.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Whatever it takes !
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
He who hesitates is lost.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.