You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Success leaves clues.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
You only get out what you put in.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
A leader is a dealer in hope.
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
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.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
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
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Never complain about what you permit.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Truth fears no questions.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
You had me at hello.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
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.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Happiness is a state of activity.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love understands all languages.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Live with passion !
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.