My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
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Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
You are what you think you are.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
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.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Kind words conquer.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Live with passion.
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Real love stories never have endings.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
My life is my message.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Never stop dreaming.
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.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
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.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.