The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
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This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
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.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
You can do anything you put your mind to.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
None are homely who smile.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
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.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strike while the iron is hot.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
There are no gains without pains.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
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.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Love understands all languages.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
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.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.