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The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Don't water your weeds.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
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
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
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.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
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.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Slow but steady wins the race.
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)
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
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.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Strike while the iron is hot.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.