Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
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Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
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)
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.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Don't ever give up.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
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)
Ideas without action are worthless.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Where there's life, there's hope.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
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.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
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.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
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
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
My life is my message.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
If there is a will, there is a way.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination