Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
Well done is better than well said.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Your talent is god's gift to you.
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 reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Union gives strength.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Begin with the end in mind.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Live with passion !
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Life is what you make it.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
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.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Happy wife, happy life.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.