Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
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When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
You had me at hello.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
A bold onset is half the battle.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Success is never wondering what if.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Believe in yourself.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
None are homely who smile.
He who hesitates is lost.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Make the second effort your second nature.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Hard work pays off.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
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.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.