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The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
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.
It's never too late.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
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.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Love those who love you.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
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.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
The ready back gets all the loads.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Live your dreams.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
The best things in life are free.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
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.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
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.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Robert H. Schuller
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
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.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
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.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Success is never wondering what if.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?