You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Hard work pays off.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
What ever you are be a good one.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
The best way out is always through.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
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.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
There is no substitute for hard work.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.