Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?
Whatever you are be a good one.
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.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
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.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Keep the Faith.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Honesty is the best image.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
The best things in life are free.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
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
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
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.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
No pain, No gain.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Believe in yourself.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
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.
You create your reality.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character