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We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Never say die.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The road to success is always under construction.
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.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Success is never wondering what if.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
There is no substitute for hard work.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Nothing succeeds like success.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
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.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Truth fears no questions.
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.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Hard work pays off.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
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.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.