The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Happiness is a state of mind.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
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
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
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.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Be who you are in every situation.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
One man with courage is a majority.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
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
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are not always wise.
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.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Work is love made manifest.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.