To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas... they have the power
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Happy wife, happy life.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
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
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
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.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
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.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Be who you are in every situation.
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.
Where there's life, there's hope.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
The beginning is the half of every action.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
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.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
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
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
All you need is love.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
The book you don't read cant help.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.