Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Laughter is the best medicine.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
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.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
The heart that loves is always young.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
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)
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
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.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
This too, shall pass.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Anything is possible.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
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Pep without purpose is piffle.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
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.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
If there is a will, there is a way.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.