One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
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Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
The hottest love has the coldest end.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
He who hesitates is lost.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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 ?
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Be Here Now.
May you live all the days of your life.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Real love stories never have endings.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.