What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
All you need is love.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
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.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
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.
It ain't over till it's over.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
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.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
High expectations are the key to everything.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Obstacles are great incentives.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
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 ?
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.