Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He who hesitates is lost.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
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
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
Great men are not always wise.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
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.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
In love beggar and king are equal.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Better late than never.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
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 unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
There is no education like adversity.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
All you need is love.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
The sun will come up tomorrow
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.