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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To know me is to love me.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
My life is my message.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
The loving are the daring.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
This too, shall pass.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Fortune favors the brave.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
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.
There is time for everything.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Love is letting go of fear.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
The best way out is always through.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.