You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
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Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
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.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
Pearl S. Buck
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
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
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
If it is to be it is up to me.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Be the best that you can be.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.