The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
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Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
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.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
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)
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Work is love made manifest.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
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.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
They can because they think they can.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.