Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Security is a kind of death.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
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.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
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.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Life is what you make it.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Better late than never.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
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.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.