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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You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Life is what you make it.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Keep the Faith.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Love is perfect kindness
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
The show must go on.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
You only get out what you put in.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.