First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
This too, shall pass.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
There is no education like adversity.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
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
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
The book you don't read cant help.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
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."
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
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.
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
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.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
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
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.