The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
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Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Love knows no bounds.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
You create your reality.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Talkers are no good doers.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Attitude determines altitude.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
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.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
He who hesitates is lost !
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.