The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Attitude determines altitude.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Success leaves clues.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
They alone live, who live for others.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
None are homely who smile.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
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.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
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
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
After your jump, the net appears.
Well done is better than well said.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
You create your reality.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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.
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.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Come, let us make love deathless.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
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.