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The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
If it is to be it is up to me.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
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
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You become what you think about.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
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
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The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
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.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
You only get out what you put in.
My friends are my estate.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.