Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
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As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
"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.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
My life is my message.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
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.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
They can because they think they can.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
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.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Success leaves clues.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.