Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
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Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
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
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is friendship set on fire.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do it now !
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
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.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Be who you are in every situation.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
You complete me.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Talkers are no good doers.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Hard work pays off.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.