An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
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We come to beginnings only at the end.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
There is no education like adversity.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
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
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Obstacles are great incentives.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
No one became poor by giving alms.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
The best things in life are free.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Where there is a will, there is a way.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
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 ?
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Actions speak louder than words.
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Don't ever give up.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
The successful man is the average man, focused.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.