Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
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In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
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.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I saw and loved.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love conquers all.
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 majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
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.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
What ever you are be a good one.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.