You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
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
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Never say die.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
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.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
You only get out what you put in.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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 I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.