All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference
Mark Victor Hansen
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
God doesn't make junk.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
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.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
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
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
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
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Never complain about what you permit.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
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.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
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.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The best things in life are not things.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.