"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
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Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
I saw and loved.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
What's meant to be will always find a way
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
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.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
All you need is love.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.