The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Tough times never last but tough people do.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Believe in yourself.
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)
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Better late than never.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
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.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
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.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Love is friendship set on fire.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
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
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
No one became poor by giving alms.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Hard work pays off.
The past does not equal the future.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
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.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
I think therefore I am
Never say die.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
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.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
All you need is love.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.