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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
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
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
No one became poor by giving alms.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Above all to thine own self be true.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
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.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The sun will come up tomorrow
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
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.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
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.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Every dog has his day.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I light my candle from their torches.
Happiness is a state of mind.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You become what you think about.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
The hottest love has the coldest end.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!