Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
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
The best things in life are free.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Hope springs eternal.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
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.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
You create your reality.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
You are today where your thoughts have brought
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.