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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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
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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.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
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.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
You only get out what you put in.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Live your dreams.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
To ask the hard question is simple.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
They can because they think they can.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Live life with passion.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Never say die.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Count your blessings.
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.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.