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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Hard work pays off.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. '
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Love is not selfish.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Think and grow rich.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
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.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Be Here Now.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every cloud has a silver lining.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Ideas... they have the power
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
A woman who is loved always has success.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.