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One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
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.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
This too, shall pass.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
No pain, No gain.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
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 ?
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
They are able because they think they are able.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Love conquers all.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Ideas... they have the power
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.