Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Never say die.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
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.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
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.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Security is a kind of death.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.