First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Honesty is the best image.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
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.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
They are able because they think they are able.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
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.
There is time for everything.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
He who hesitates is lost.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
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
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
You complete me.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Success is a journey not a destination.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.