If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
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Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Make the second effort your second nature.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
If there is a will, there is a way.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Be the best that you can be.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
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)
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Live your dreams.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Where there is love there is no darkness.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.