A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
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 listener does not hear. quotes
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
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.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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 reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
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)
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Our love is here to stay.
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
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
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
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
I light my candle from their torches.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
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.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.