You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
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.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Action is the antidote to despair.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Security is a kind of death.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
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
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
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.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.