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If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Experience is the best teacher.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
You become what you think about.
Action is the antidote to despair.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Don't go through life, grow through life.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Live life with passion.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
One man with courage is a majority.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
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.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
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 ?'
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
God doesn't make junk.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results