You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Love understands all languages.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
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 ?
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
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
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 person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
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)
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
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.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.