Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
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Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
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)
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
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.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The show must go on.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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 one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
You become what you think about.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
The best way out is always through.
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)
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
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.
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
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
You must motivate yourself every day.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.