What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
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Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Our love is here to stay.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
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.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
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.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
They can because they think they can.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The buck stops here.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
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.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
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.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.