Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
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When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
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
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
What's meant to be will always find a way
There are no gains without pains.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Don't ever give up.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
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.
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
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Roll with the punches.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
High expectations are the key to everything.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
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.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Happy wife, happy life.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Begin with the end in mind.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
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
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.