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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.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
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.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Real love stories never have endings.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
He who stops being better stops being good.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Only the educated are free.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
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
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
All you need is love.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
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 !
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.