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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Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can 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.
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Real love stories never have endings.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
The best things in life are not things.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
You are what you think about all day long.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.