Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Love is friendship set on fire.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Truth fears no questions.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
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 road to success is always under construction.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
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
You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
You must motivate yourself every day.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.