Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
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I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
No one became poor by giving alms.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Ideas... they have the power
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
My friends are my estate.
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 ?
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
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.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
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.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
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
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
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
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Life is a do-it yourself project.
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 time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
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
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
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.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.