If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
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A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
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 ?
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
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.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
"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.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The sun will come up tomorrow
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
The loving are the daring.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
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
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Begin with the end in mind.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.