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No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
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.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Practice makes perfect.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
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)
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
There are no gains without pains.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
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.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not