Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
He who hesitates is lost !
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Never, never, never give up.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who hesitates is lost.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
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.