A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Do it now !
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Love is not selfish.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Above all to thine own self be true.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
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
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
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.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
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
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Success is never wondering what if.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
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 gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.