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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Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
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
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
How far you go in life depends on you 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
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
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.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Actions speak louder than words.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
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.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
Seize the day.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Love is the only rational act.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Without a general an army is lost.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !