When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
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If you're going through hell, keep going.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Honesty is the best image.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
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
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
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.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
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)
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
You are what you think you are.
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.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
There is no education like adversity.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
May you live all the days of your life.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
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.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
Do or do not, there is no try.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.