For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
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The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The road to success is always under construction.
Live your dreams.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Never say die.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
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.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Obstacles are great incentives.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
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.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
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.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Find the good -- and praise it.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
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.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)