Friday, September 3, 2010
Quotes to Live By
Success is not final, failure in not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Peace is not the absence of troubles, trials and torment, but calm in the midst of them.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
We must become the change we want to see in the world.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
The only one who can limit your possibilities is you.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Success in life consists of going from one mistake to the next without losing your enthusiasm.
Be what you is because if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Willis R. Whitney
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Most men live lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1% of your work that results from the 99% that is called failure.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King
Instead of focusing on how big your problems are, focus on how big your God is! He is everything you need. He is the Great I AM, and He is the one leading and guiding you into victory in every area of your life!
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
To have a peace that passes understanding, you must give up your right to understand.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
Your hopes, dreams, and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Stay away from people who belittle your aspirations. Small people do that. But the truly great people in the world will make you believe that you, too, can one day become great.
My advice to you is never stop believing.
To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
Norman Vincent Peale
But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be.
John Keating (Dead Poets Society)
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.
Mind is all that counts. You can be whatever you make up your mind to be.
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not about how to achieve your dreams, it is about how you live your life. If you live the right way, the Karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
You must be strong now. You must never give up. And when people make you cry and you are afraid of the dark, don't forget the light is always there.
Life is not easy for any of us. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
It's not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or whether the doer of deeds could have done them better...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and often comes up short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. And who, if at best in the end, knows the triumph of higher treatment and high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his soul shall never be with those cold and timid ones, who know neither victory nor defeat.
Our deepest fear is not that we are powerless. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: It is the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any circumstances, to choose one's way.
Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
Mary Anne Radmacher
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Posted by Shane Dreiling at 5:09 PM