One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
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.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
You're as old as you behave.
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No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
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
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
For with god all things are possible.
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
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
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.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
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
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.