It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
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
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I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Well done is better than well said.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Never complain about what you permit.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything is possible.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
You had me at hello.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Truth fears no questions.
They are able because they think they are able.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's never too late.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.