No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
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Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
He who hesitates is lost.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
High expectations are the key to everything.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The show must go on.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Work is love made manifest.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is the child of audacity.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Every dog has his day.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.