All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
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Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
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.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
I think therefore I am
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
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
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Attitude determines altitude.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
I'm Multi-Dimensional !
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Fortune favors the brave.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Love is letting go of fear.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
The best way out is always through.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
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.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Ideas... they have the power
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
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 hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.