All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.
The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept,/ Were toiling upward in the night.
People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
A lot of successful people are risk-takers. Unless you're willing to do thatÍ to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Entertain great hopes.
The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone.
There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other
for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people
together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex!
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do.
Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
For many people,
an excuse is better than an achievement because
an achievement, no matter how great,
leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future
but an excuse can last for life."
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.