You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Be who you are in every situation.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
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If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Hard work pays off.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
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The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
My life is my message.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
If there is a will, there is a way.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Don't sweat the small stuff.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
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.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.