You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Love knows no bounds.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
He who hesitates is lost !
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
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.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
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
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.