The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
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This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Never complain about what you permit.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
You complete me.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
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.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Love understands all languages.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
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
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
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.
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) .
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
When we place blame, we give away our power.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.