Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Success leaves clues.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Nothing succeeds like success.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
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.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
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
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.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
If it is to be it is up to me.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
There is no education like adversity.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
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.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Count your blessings.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.