When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
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
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Be who you are in every situation.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
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.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
All you need is love.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
My heart is ever at your service.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
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.