Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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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.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
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.
They can because they think they can.
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.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
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.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
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 ?'
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Real love stories never have endings.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Love knows no bounds.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Union gives strength.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
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
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
One man with courage is a majority.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
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.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.