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) .
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Seize the day.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
I know that I will die laughing.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
For Love is Immortality.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
You had me at hello.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Love is a hole in the heart.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
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.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
They alone live, who live for others.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
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)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Well done is better than well said.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !