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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Remove failure as an option.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Whatever you are be a good one.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Real love stories never have endings.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Strike while the iron is hot.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
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.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Never stop dreaming.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.