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When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
I know that I will die laughing.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The heart that loves is always young.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Life is what you make it.
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
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is not selfish.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no education like adversity.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Great men are not always wise.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
For Love is Immortality.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
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.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
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.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.