I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
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The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
He who stops being better stops being good.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
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.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Real love stories never have endings.
No pain, No gain.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
High expectations are the key to everything.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Love those who love you.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Begin with the end in mind.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.