Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Action is the antidote to despair.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Trent, Swingers (1996)
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
Talkers are no good doers.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
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 person does not hear.
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
You become what you think about.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
He who hesitates is lost.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
He who hesitates is lost !
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.