Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
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Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Passion is the genesis of genius.
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.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
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
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Live your dreams.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Think and grow rich.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.