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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Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
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 listener does not hear. quotes
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
We will either find a way or make one.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Never say die.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Great oaks from little acorns grow
You had me at hello.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.