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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You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
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.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
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.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.
Warren G. Bennis
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
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.'
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
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.
E. Joseph Cossman
Where there's life, there's hope.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
May you live all the days of your life.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Change comes from within.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Remove failure as an option.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Necessity is the mother of invention.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Success leaves clues.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.