My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Keep the Faith.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
If you can dream it, you can do it.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Find the good -- and praise it.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Follow your dreams.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
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.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
My friends are my estate.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
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.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
No involvement, no commitment.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
A woman who is loved always has success.
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
Believe in yourself.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.