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 best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
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.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Pep without purpose is piffle.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think therefore I am
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
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.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Without a general an army is lost.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
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.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
No involvement, no commitment.
The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
No one became poor by giving alms.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
To ask the hard question is simple.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.