Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
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We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
The sun will come up tomorrow
A woman who is loved always has success.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Never complain about what you permit.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
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.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
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.
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.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
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.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Anything is possible.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.