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.
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My friends are my estate.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Anything is possible.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Only the educated are free.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
For with god all things are possible.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
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.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.