Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
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The buck stops here.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is love there is no darkness.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
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.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Success leaves clues.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Reach for the stars.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
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 most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
A bold onset is half the battle.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
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)
Your attitude determines your altitude.
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)
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
You only get out what you put in.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
This is the beginning of a new day.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.