Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
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Little strokes fell great oaks.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Live with passion.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Success is predictable.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
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.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Begin with the end in mind.
Never spend your money before you have it.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Well done is better than well said.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Kind words conquer.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The book you don't read cant help.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.