Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
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.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
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.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
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
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
One man with courage is a majority.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.