There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
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You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
My heart is ever at your service.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
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.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
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.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Happiness is a state of activity.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
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.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It ain't over till it's over.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be the best that you can be.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
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.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.