We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself.vivekanand.com http : www.indies.co.in
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
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
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Your talent is god's gift to you.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
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.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
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.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
Be the best that you can be.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
You become what you think about.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Ability is sexless.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.