There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
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Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
My life is my message.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
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.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
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.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
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.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Let thy words be few.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
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.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
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.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
We can only learn to love by loving.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
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.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
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.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.