To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
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.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
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
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
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
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
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Love is not selfish.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.