There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
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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
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
In love beggar and king are equal.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
He who hesitates is lost !
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Attitude is everything.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.
Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Change your thoughts, change your life.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Money without brains is always dangerous.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
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.
Live your dreams.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.