Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
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The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
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.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Success is predictable.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
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.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Where there is a will, there is a way.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
This too, shall pass.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
My friends are my estate.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
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.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Think and grow rich.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
No man is wise enough by himself.
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.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
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.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
He who hesitates is lost !
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
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.'
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.