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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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.
He who stops being better stops being good.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Love conquers all.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Begin with the end in mind.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Do what you love and the money will follow
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
There is no substitute for hard work.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
This is the beginning of a new day.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Never complain about what you permit.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.