Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
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You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
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Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Truth fears no questions.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
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.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
We can only learn to love by loving.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Practice makes perfect.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
There is no education like adversity.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Whatever it takes !
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Hope springs eternal.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
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.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
He who hesitates is lost !
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.