Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
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.
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.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Love is a hole in the heart.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
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
The loving are the daring.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Be the best that you can be.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Don't ever give up.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Live with passion !
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
It is always your next move.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.