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The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
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.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
But I would be proud.
Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Find the good -- and praise it.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
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 ?
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
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
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Love is the whole and more than all.
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.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.