Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What is life without the radiance of love.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Find the good -- and praise it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
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.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that 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.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Well done is better than well said.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
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
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.