Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Do what you love and the money will follow
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Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
You must motivate yourself every day.
The best way out is always through.
Action is the antidote to despair.
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.'
Actions speak louder than words.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Strike while the iron is hot.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
If it is to be it is up to me.
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There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
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.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Be Here Now.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Keep away from 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.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Success is never wondering what if.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
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
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
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.