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Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Well done is better than well said.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
He who stops being better stops being good.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You complete me.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Work is love made manifest.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Faith can move mountains.
Practice makes perfect.
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.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
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.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
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.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
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.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.