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.
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A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
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.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Your attitude determines your altitude.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
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.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Talkers are no good doers.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
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)
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
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.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Keep away from small 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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.