We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
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
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The past does not equal the future.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.