Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
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You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Never stop dreaming.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I light my candle from their torches.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is letting go of fear.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
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.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.