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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It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Without music, life would be a mistake.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Never complain about what you permit.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
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.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
For with god all things are possible.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
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.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.