People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
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
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
He who hesitates is lost.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Love sees roses without thorns.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
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
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
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)
To know me is to love me.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
The hottest love has the coldest end.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Actions speak louder than words.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!