If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
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The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Actions speak louder than words.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
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.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
It ain't over till it's over.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
The sun will come up tomorrow
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Find the good -- and praise it.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
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.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.