He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
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Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
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.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
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.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Where there's life, there's hope.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Do it now !
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Success is predictable.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Kind words conquer.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
You complete me.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.