An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
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Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Change comes from within.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
No matter where you go, there you are.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Never spend your money before you have it.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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)
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
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 ? ''
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
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)
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
He who hesitates is lost.
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 !
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.