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Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
The road to success is always under construction.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
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.
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.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
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.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
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) .
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Love is the only rational act.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
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
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
No pain, No gain.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
You become what you think about.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
A simple I love you means more than money.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
After your jump, the net appears.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.