If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
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When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
You create your reality.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
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
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
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.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Many hands make light work.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.