It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
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Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
You complete me.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
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.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
No matter where you go, there you are.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Attitude is everything.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
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.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
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
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.