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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Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
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.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Great men are not always wise.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
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
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
To ask the hard question is simple.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
There are no gains without pains.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Happiness is a state of activity.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
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 chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
You can do what you want to do.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Come, let us make love deathless.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
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
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.