If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
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.
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You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The book you don't read cant help.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Well done is better than well said.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
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
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The loving are the daring.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
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.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed