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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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Kind words conquer.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
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
Necessity is the mother of invention.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.