The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
The loving are the daring.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
It ain't over till it's over.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
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.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Never complain about what you permit.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Seize the day.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
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.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
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Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
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
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.