Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
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.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
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
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Love is the only rational act.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Fortune favors the brave.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God doesn't make junk.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The price of greatness is responsibility.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
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
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
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
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.