Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
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Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
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.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
You are what you think you are.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
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.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
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
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
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)
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
One man with courage is a majority.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
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
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
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.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Live life with passion.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
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.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.