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The beginning is the half of every action.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Ideas... they have the power
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
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
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
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 intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
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.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Obstacles are great incentives.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
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.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
In love beggar and king are equal.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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 never claims, it ever gives.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
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.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.