Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
In love beggar and king are equal.
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
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Love knows no bounds.
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.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
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)
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
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
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Well done is better than well said.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
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.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
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
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
Reach for the stars.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
This is the beginning of a new day.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.'
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
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.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
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 path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
We must be the change we wish to see.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.