Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
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Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
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 ? ''
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
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.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
They are able because they think they are able.
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.