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You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Practice makes perfect.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
High expectations are the key to everything.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
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.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
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.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
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
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
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.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Obstacles are great incentives.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.