At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
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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.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
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.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
If you love someone, set them free.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
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.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You complete me.
We must be the change we wish to see.
He who has hope has everything.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
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
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
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.
None are homely who smile.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.