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Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
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.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
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.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
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.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Fortune favors the brave.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
My life is my message.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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
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God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Love sees roses without thorns.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.