If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
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With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
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.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
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.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Practice makes perfect.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
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.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
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.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.