The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Think and grow rich.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
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.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Love is perfect kindness
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
They can because they think they can.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
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.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
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In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
May you live all the days of your life.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
What ever you are be a good one.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.