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Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Happiness is a state of activity.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Love knows no bounds.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Truth fears no questions.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
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.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
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)
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.