Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
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With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
My life is my message.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
This too, shall pass.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Ideas... they have the power
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
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
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.