One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Love that is true never grows old.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
To know me is to love me.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Follow your dreams.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
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 command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Be the best that you can be.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
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.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Live with passion.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
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.
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
Without music, life would be a mistake.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.