It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
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Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
He who has hope has everything.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
What ever you are be a good one.
Don't ever give up.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Every dog has his day.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.