There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
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You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Never say die.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Keep away from small 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.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Tough times never last but tough people do.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
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.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Every dog has his day.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
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.
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 ?
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
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.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Happiness is a state of mind.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
There is time for everything.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.