"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
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The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love, two minds without a single thought.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Whatever you are be a good one.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Above all to thine own self be true.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
The ready back gets all the loads.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
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
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Fortune favors the brave.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Our love is here to stay.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Remove failure as an option.
Love is letting go of fear.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.