There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
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 ?'
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
We love because it's the only true adventure.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
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.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Change your thoughts, change your life.
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
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
You create your reality.
My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.