Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
The heart that loves is always young.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Who, being loved, is poor ?
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
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.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Don't water your weeds.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
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
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The best things in life are not things.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
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.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.