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You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
You are today where your thoughts have brought
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
You're as old as you behave.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Do or do not, there is no try.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Obstacles are great incentives.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
None are homely who smile.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Never complain about what you permit.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
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.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.