"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
To ask the hard question is simple.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
Make the second effort your second nature.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The best things in life are not things.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
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.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.