I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
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Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
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.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
You can do what you want to do.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Experience is the best teacher.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Love the giver more than the gift.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.