Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
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To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Little strokes fell great oaks.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
There is time for everything.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Make the second effort your second nature.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
If it is to be it is up to me.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
We can only learn to love by loving.
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.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well done is better than well said.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.