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It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
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.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
If you love someone, set them free.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
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.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
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.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
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.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.