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A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Experience is the best teacher.
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
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Keep the Faith.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
The loving are the daring.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
My heart is ever at your service.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
There is time for everything.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Hard work pays off.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.