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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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Be Here Now.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
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.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
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.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Keep the Faith.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
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
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.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Success leaves clues.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love sees roses without thorns.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.