An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
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Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
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 ?
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
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.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
You only get out what you put in.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
They are able because they think they are able.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Above all to thine own self be true.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
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
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
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.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.