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God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
Be who you are in every situation.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
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.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
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.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
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.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
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
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
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
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.