“I would never wish for my son to be anything but what he is. He is bright, kind, sensitive, caring, and a very conscientious and good person. He is a very gifted actor and filmmaker. What more could a parent ask for in their child?”
Barbra Streisand ON HER GAY SON JASON GOULD
Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right!
I know of no more encouraging fact
than the unquestionable ability of man
to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.
We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without it we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
Ida R. Wylie
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
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.
No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The words printed here are concepts.
You must go through the experiences.
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful men keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen,
but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
I hear and I forget
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do,
but few people actually do what they know.
Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
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.
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune;
but great minds rise above them.
When an affliction happens to you,
you either let it defeat you,
or you defeat it…
There’s a basic human weakness inherent in all people
which tempts them to want what they can’t have
and not want what is readily available to them.
Robert J. Ringer
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask!
W. Clement Stone
It’s not the situation … It’s your reaction to the situation
Life at any time can become difficult
life at any time can become easy.
It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
What happens is not as important
as how you react to what happens.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you
as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
John Homer Miller
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities
that were somehow absent before the change.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,
when all they need is one reason why they can.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Everything is possible for him who believes.
The barrier between… success is not something which exists in the real world:
it is composed purely and simply of… doubts about…ability.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The mind is the limit.
As long as the mind can envision
the fact that you can do something, you can do it
as long as you really believe 100 percent.
You can do what you think you can do
and you cannot do what you think you cannot
If you believe you can, you probably can.
If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
You don’t have to buy from anyone.
You don’t have to work at any particular job.
You don’t have to participate in any given relationship.
You can choose
A man either lives life as it happens to him,
meets it head-on and licks it,
or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
You can do what you want to do.
You can be what you want to be.
R. David Thomas
There are always two choices.
Two paths to take. One is easy.
And its only reward is that it’s easy.
Man is not the creature of circumstances,
circumstances are the creatures of men.
We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Happiness is have some work to do , have something to hope and have someone to love.
Nothing is impossible. You determine your life that it’s success or failure . So Try your best.
Change your mind, your life will follow.