What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
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.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
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.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
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Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
God doesn't make junk.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
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.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Where there's life, there's hope.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
There is time for everything.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.