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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Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
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.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
All work is empty save when there is love.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
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
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no abiding success without commitment.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
He who hesitates is lost !
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Honesty is the best image.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Reach for the stars.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Don't water your weeds.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
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.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
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.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
What's meant to be will always find a way
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.