There are two kinds of people who never amount too much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.
It's important to know that words don't move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.
The cosmos is neither moral or immoral; only people are. He who would move the world must first move himself.
The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which
is yet so invaluable, most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do,cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get alnog with people.
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Great minds discuss ideas,average minds discuss events,small minds discuss people.