Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
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To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
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.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Love, two minds without a single thought.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Love is the whole and more than all.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Fortune favors the brave.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
You become what you think about.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.