A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
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We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Actions speak louder than words.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
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.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
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
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Success is never wondering what if.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
The first duty of love is to listen.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
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.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Real love stories never have endings.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.