The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
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
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Never say die.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
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
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Attitude determines altitude.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Act or accept.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.