The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
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Success is the proper utilization of failure.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
One man with courage is a majority.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Follow your dreams.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Fortune favors the brave.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
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 ?
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Friendship is not born of words alone.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Tough times never last but tough people do.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.