Tweet When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. – M. Leboeuf 1. Write down the pharse “I told
Tweet A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets
Tweet “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots
There is always a tendency among very young men and among boys who are not quite youngmen as yet to think that to be wicked is rather smart; to think it shows that they are men. Oh,how often you see some young fellow who boasts that he is going to “see life,” meaning bythat that he is going to see that part of life which it is a thousandfold better should remainunseen! I ask that every man here constitute himself his brother’s keeper by setting anexample to that younger brother which will prevent him from getting such a false estimate of life.
Tweet 1. If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet. – Arnot L. Sheppard 2. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. – Henry Ward Beecher 3.
No human being could fail to be deeply moved by such a tribute as this [Thayer Award]. Coming from a profession I have served so long, and a people I have loved so well, it fills me with an emotion I cannot express. But this award is not intended primarily to honor a personality, but to symbolize a great moral code — the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land of culture and ancient descent. That is the animation of this medallion. For all eyes and for all time, it is an expression of the ethics of the American soldier. That I should be integrated in this way with so noble an ideal arouses a sense of pride and yet of humility which will be with me always
Tweet Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. – R. Emerson 1. Focus on what really counts 2. You can’t please everyone 3. Choose friends wisely 4. Tell people what you’re really thinking. People
Tweet You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself – Galileo Galilei Any man who reaches out to help another man discover his self-worth and respect will always be a hero. Actor Walt Kowalski from the movie Gran Torino attempts to help Thao discover manhood. “Walt
Tweet The most important things in those first few seconds are, basically, a firm handshake and a smile, good eye contact and really paying attention. – Pat Schaumann Establishes a connection and builds relationships. Tells a person you’re interested in what they are saying. Sends the message of being self assured
Tweet A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. – James Allen Lose an argument on purpose just because it’s not that serious. The expression “same thing, different day” pray you never live these words. Return borrowed items in
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again
Tweet The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Einstein If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. – Les Brown A man, as a general rule,