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.
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.
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Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
There is no education like adversity.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
The show must go on.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Live life with passion.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
There is time for everything.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.