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
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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
You must motivate yourself every day.
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
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
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.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
My heart shall be thy garden.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Believe in yourself.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
No one became poor by giving alms.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.