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Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
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.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
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.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
My life is my message.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Success leaves clues.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who has hope has everything.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
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)
We can only learn to love by loving.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Laughter is the best medicine.
Never stop dreaming.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.