Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
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Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
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.
Ability is sexless.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
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
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
There are never enough I Love You's.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Life is what you make it.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
For Love is Immortality.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
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 !
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.