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Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.
Live with passion !
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Nothing succeeds like success.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
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.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Attitude is everything.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
One man with courage is a majority.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
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.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
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.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Never stop dreaming.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
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.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The first duty of love is to listen.
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.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
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.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.