People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
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We tend to live up to our expectations.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Let thy words be few.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Come, let us make love deathless.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
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
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.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
The ready back gets all the loads.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.