What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
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.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
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.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Many hands make light work.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
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.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
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 !
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
You can do what you want to do.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We will either find a way or make one.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
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
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Well done is better than well said.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.