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Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Truth fears no questions.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
After your jump, the net appears.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Live life with passion.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
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.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Don't water your weeds.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Success is a journey not a destination.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
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.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Actions speak louder than words.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.