Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
We will either find a way or make one.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
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
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
You become what you think about.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
My friends are my estate.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
For with god all things are possible.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.