As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
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Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
He who stops being better stops being good.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
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.
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)
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
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.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
No man is wise enough by himself.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
It's good to be the king !
Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
High expectations are the key to everything.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Love never claims, it ever gives.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Old love does not rust.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
There are never enough I Love You's.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
For with god all things are possible.
Ability is sexless.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.