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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Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live life with passion.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
May you live all the days of your life.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
One man with courage is a majority.
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
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.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Attitude is everything.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Hope springs eternal.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Faith can move mountains.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.