Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
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Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Every dog has his day.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Faith can move mountains.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
The ready back gets all the loads.
I am fond of only what comes from the heart.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
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.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
The road to success is always under construction.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
He who hesitates is lost.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
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.
Thomas J. Watson
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Be who you are in every situation.
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)
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
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.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
You had me at hello.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
I think therefore I am
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.