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Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
I saw and loved.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
One man with courage is a majority.
Success is a journey not a destination.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
We will either find a way or make one.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
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.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Do or do not, there is no try.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
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
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
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
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
I scoured many websites, and consulted my friends, my family and our readers for these pearls of wisdom. Now I want to do that again, except this time, I bring to you,
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Adventure is worthwhile.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
There is no education like adversity.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.