navrose - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.]]> <![CDATA[The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.]]> <![CDATA[The energy of the mind is the essence of life.]]> <![CDATA[Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.]]> <![CDATA[He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.]]> <![CDATA[No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.]]> <![CDATA[Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.]]> <![CDATA[Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.]]> <![CDATA[If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.]]> <![CDATA[Your life is what your thoughts make it.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.]]> <![CDATA[Confine yourself to the present]]> <![CDATA[If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.]]> <![CDATA[Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.]]> <![CDATA[One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.]]> <![CDATA[Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.]]> <![CDATA[The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.]]> <![CDATA[The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.]]> <![CDATA[Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.]]> <![CDATA[We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.]]> <![CDATA[Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.]]> <![CDATA[The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.]]> <![CDATA[<b>We live in deeds</b><br/><br/> We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;<br/> In feelings, not in figures on a dial.<br/> We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives<br/> Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.<br/> And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:<br/> Lives in one hour more than in years do some<br/> Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.<br/> Life's but a means unto an end; that end,<br/> Beginning, mean, and end to all things -- God.<br/> The dead have all the glory of the world.]]> <![CDATA[For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.]]> <![CDATA[The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.]]> <![CDATA[The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.]]> <![CDATA[Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.]]> <![CDATA[You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.]]> <![CDATA[The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.]]> <![CDATA[Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.]]> <![CDATA[You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.]]> <![CDATA[Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.]]> <![CDATA[Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.]]> <![CDATA[Have no friends not equal to yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.]]> <![CDATA[He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.]]> <![CDATA[Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.]]> <![CDATA[In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.]]> <![CDATA[There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.]]> <![CDATA[Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.]]> <![CDATA[It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.]]> <![CDATA[Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.]]> <![CDATA[The first and the best victory is to conquer self.]]> <![CDATA[Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.]]> <![CDATA[As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich.]]> <![CDATA[Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.]]> <![CDATA[When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing.]]> <![CDATA[Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.]]> <![CDATA[Act quickly, think slowly.]]> <![CDATA[First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.]]> <![CDATA[Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.]]> <![CDATA[Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!!]]> <![CDATA[There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.]]> <![CDATA[All things are difficult before they are easy.]]> <![CDATA[Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.]]> <![CDATA[Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.]]> <![CDATA[We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.]]> <![CDATA[The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.]]> <![CDATA[Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.]]> <![CDATA[I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.]]> <![CDATA[I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.]]> <![CDATA[Discontent is the first necessity of progress.]]> <![CDATA[Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.]]> <![CDATA[You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.]]> <![CDATA[All men have fears, but the Brave put down their fears and go forward. Sometimes to Death, but always to Victory.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.]]> <![CDATA[Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.]]> <![CDATA[Do what you fear and fear disappears.]]> <![CDATA[He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.]]> <![CDATA[Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.]]> <![CDATA[Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.]]> <![CDATA[Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.]]> <![CDATA[Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.]]> <![CDATA[To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.]]> <![CDATA[Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.]]> <![CDATA[Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.]]> <![CDATA[We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.]]> <![CDATA[Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.]]> <![CDATA[It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.]]> <![CDATA[You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing impossible to him who will try.]]> <![CDATA[Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.]]> <![CDATA[The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.]]> <![CDATA[Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.]]> <![CDATA[As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.]]> <![CDATA[If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.]]> <![CDATA[All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.]]> <![CDATA[As the Fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.]]> <![CDATA[The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.]]> <![CDATA[Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.]]> <![CDATA[Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.]]> <![CDATA[You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.]]> <![CDATA[Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.]]> <![CDATA[Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.]]> <![CDATA[The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.]]> <![CDATA[Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.]]> <![CDATA[Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.]]> <![CDATA[When every physical and mental resources is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.]]> <![CDATA[Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other]]> <![CDATA[Confidence is courage at ease.]]> <![CDATA[Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is acting in spite of fear.]]> <![CDATA[Because of a great love, one is courageous.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.]]> <![CDATA[Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.]]> <![CDATA[Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.]]> <![CDATA[Fear is met and destroyed with courage.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of freedom, courage.]]> <![CDATA[Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.]]> <![CDATA[The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.]]> <![CDATA[If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.]]> <![CDATA[With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.]]> <![CDATA[Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.]]> <![CDATA[The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.]]> <![CDATA[Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.]]> <![CDATA[To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.]]> <![CDATA[To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.]]> <![CDATA[To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[Silence is the true friend that never betrays.]]> <![CDATA[The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.]]> <![CDATA[Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is perilous.]]> <![CDATA[By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.]]> <![CDATA[Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.]]> <![CDATA[It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.]]> <![CDATA[A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.]]> <![CDATA[Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.]]> <![CDATA[Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.]]> <![CDATA[Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.]]> <![CDATA[To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.]]> <![CDATA[All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.]]> <![CDATA[For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.]]> <![CDATA[By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.]]> <![CDATA[He who is contented is rich.]]> <![CDATA[Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.]]> <![CDATA[Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.]]> <![CDATA[Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal]]> <![CDATA[Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.]]> <![CDATA[Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.]]> <![CDATA[Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.]]>