Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
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There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Hope springs eternal.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
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)
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Love is friendship set on fire.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
They are able because they think they are able.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
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.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
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.'
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
You can do what you want to do.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Happiness is a state of mind.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
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)
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.