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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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Don't ever give up.
Never stop dreaming.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Love that is true never grows old.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
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.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
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.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
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I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
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
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We will either find a way or make one.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
There is no education like adversity.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
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 you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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 only real valuable thing is intuition.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.