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You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
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.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Above all to thine own self be true.
Live life with passion.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
In love beggar and king are equal.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
He who hesitates is lost.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
No involvement, no commitment.
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
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
You can do what you want to do.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.