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Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Success is the child of audacity.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Never spend your money before you have it.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Live life with passion.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Live your dreams.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Never stop dreaming.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
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.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.