They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There's no abiding success without commitment.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
It's never too late.
Never complain about what you permit.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
He who has hope has everything.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Believe in yourself.
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
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Life is what you make it.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
We will either find a way or make one.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
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 ?'
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
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.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.