History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Begin with the end in mind.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
High expectations are the key to everything.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
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) .
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
This too, shall pass.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.