Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
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Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
You are what you think you are.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
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.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
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
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
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.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Love knows no bounds.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Roll with the punches.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
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.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
You can do what you want to do.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.