Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
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Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Reach for the stars.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don't ever give up.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
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.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
I saw and loved.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
You become what you think about.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
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
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.