If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
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Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Begin with the end in mind.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
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.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
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.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Kind words conquer.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
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
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
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''.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
None are homely who smile.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Be the best that you can be.
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.