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A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Act or accept.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
We must be the change we wish to see.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Action is the antidote to despair.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
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.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
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.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.