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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You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
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
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
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 ?
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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Never say die.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
I think therefore I am
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Every dog has his day.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.