Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
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A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is a state of mind.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
To God, there is no zero. I still exist.
Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
He who hesitates is lost !
They can because they think they can.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Live life with passion.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faith can move mountains.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
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
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Hard work pays off.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?