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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If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
You are what you think about all day long.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Attitude determines altitude.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Success is the child of audacity.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
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.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
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.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
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
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.