It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
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Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Adventure is worthwhile.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
You are what you think you are.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
A bold onset is half the battle.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
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.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
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)
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
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.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.