Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
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Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Live with passion.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
If you love someone, set them free.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
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.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Hope springs eternal.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
No one became poor by giving alms.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
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
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.