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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Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No pain, No gain.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Count your blessings.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Practice makes perfect.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be the change you want to see in the world.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Talkers are no good doers.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Success is the child of audacity.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
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.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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 !
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
The time to make friends is before you need them.
No matter where you go, there you are.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
A bold onset is half the battle.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.