One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
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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
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Work is love made manifest.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
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
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Don't ever give up.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
May you live all the days of your life.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
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
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
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.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.