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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The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
I know that I will die laughing.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Love conquers all.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
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.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
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 ?
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
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
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
You complete me.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The first duty of love is to listen.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
What's meant to be will always find a way
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
After your jump, the net appears.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Whatever you are be a good one.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.