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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That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
There are no gains without pains.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
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.
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.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?
Sydney J. Harris
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Change comes from within.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.
Agent J, Men In Black (1997)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
He who hesitates is lost.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
No man is wise enough by himself.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love understands all languages.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.