Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
He who hesitates is lost.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
After your jump, the net appears.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
The best proof of love is trust.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Think and grow rich.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
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.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
My life is my message.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Many hands make light work.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Love is letting go of fear.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
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 is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
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.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
I think therefore I am
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes