He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
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 ? ''
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
My friends are my estate.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
The best proof of love is trust.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
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.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
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
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
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.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Roll with the punches.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money without brains is always dangerous.
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
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
To ask the hard question is simple.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.