Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
High expectations are the key to everything.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Happiness is a state of activity.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
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.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.
William Butler Yeats
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Ideas without action are worthless.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
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
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Perfect love can not be without equality.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
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.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Work is love made manifest.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
There is no education like adversity.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
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
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Success is a journey not a destination.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?