Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
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I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Practice makes perfect.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
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
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Nature does nothing uselessly.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
This is the beginning of a new day.
Truth fears no questions.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
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)
Never, never, never give up.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
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.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
You complete me.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
There is no education like adversity.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.