Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
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
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Truth fears no questions.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
If you love someone, set them free.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The best way out is always through.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
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.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
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.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
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.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
They can because they think they can.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
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.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
It is never too late to be what we might have been
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.