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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The heart that loves is always young.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
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
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
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.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The beginning is the half of every action.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
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 best things in life are not things.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
There is no education like adversity.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
No pain, No gain.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
He who hesitates is lost !
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Change comes from within.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.