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Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
There are no gains without pains.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Attitude determines altitude.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
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.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The best way out is always through.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Talkers are no good doers.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
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
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
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.
Success is never wondering what if.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.