And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Obstacles are great incentives.
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.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
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.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
May you live all the days of your life.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Be who you are in every situation.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
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.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
None are homely who smile.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
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
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
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.
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
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The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.