When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
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Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
We can only learn to love by loving.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
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.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
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
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Whatever it takes !
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
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 my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.