The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
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.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love is perfect kindness
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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)
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Never stop dreaming.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
Talkers are no good doers.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Make the second effort your second nature.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
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.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
This is the beginning of a new day.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Success is never wondering what if.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.