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Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
No pain, No gain.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
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.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He who has great power should use it lightly.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Don't ever give up.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
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
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
He who has hope has everything.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
What's meant to be will always find a way
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Seize the day.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
One man with courage is a majority.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.