Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
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Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Adventure is worthwhile.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
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.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.