To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
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Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Ability is sexless.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Don't go through life, grow through life.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
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.
You must motivate yourself every day.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Strike while the iron is hot.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
It's never too late.
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.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
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.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
It is always your next move.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
You are what you think about all day long.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Follow your dreams.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.