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Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
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.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
You are today where your thoughts have brought
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Practice makes perfect.
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.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Hope springs eternal.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
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)
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
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.
No pain, No gain.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
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)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Count your blessings.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
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 price of greatness is responsibility.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
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
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.