It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
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It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
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 person does not hear.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The book you don't read cant help.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
The best things in life are not things.
For with god all things are possible.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
They can because they think they can.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
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Robert H. Schuller
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
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Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
Success leaves clues.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.