Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
You always succeed in producing a result.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Happiness is a choice.
Barry Neil Kaufman
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
A simple I love you means more than money.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
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
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The first duty of love is to listen.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
Never, never, never give up.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Seize the day.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
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.
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Our love is here to stay.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.