There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
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We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
There is no education like adversity.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
All you need is love.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
The best proof of love is trust.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
None are homely who smile.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
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.
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.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
A bold onset is half the battle.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Don't ever give up.
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
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.