The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Actions speak louder than words.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
You can do what you want to do.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Happiness is a state of activity.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
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''.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
They're here !
Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
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.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.