You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Be Here Now.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Ideas without action are worthless.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
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
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
The best things in life are not things.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Do or do not, there is no try.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
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
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Never, never, never give up.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
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
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.