To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Kind words conquer.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roll with the punches.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Ability is sexless.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
He who hesitates is lost.
Do or do not, there is no try.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
The best proof of love is trust.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Keep the Faith.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.