One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
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.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
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.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What's another word for thesaurus ?
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
A woman who is loved always has success.
No involvement, no commitment.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Do or do not, there is no try.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Anything is possible.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Love the giver more than the gift.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.
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
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To ask the hard question is simple.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
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
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Without a general an army is lost.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
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.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
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.
You create your reality.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes