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The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
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
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I think therefore I am
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
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.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
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.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
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)
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
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.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.