The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. It's like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it's frivolous or superficial, but it's not that way at all. It's actually very hard work. International Day of Human Space Flight "It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. May I never be content.
May I never be perfect. Easter Sunday "Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. D Gordon. Emancipation Day observed "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Tax Day "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
Chinese Language Day "I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It's chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. World Book and Copyright Day "Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity. Armand Hammer. And trust your instincts They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful.
That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with. International Jazz Day "Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage.
Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
World Press Freedom Day "Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Rhode Island Independence Day "The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world. National Nurses Day "Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.
It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Truman Day "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Mother's Day "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. Peace Officers Memorial Day "Police officers and firemen are so visible in their daily work, there's no mistaking they're there - and that presence makes people feel secure. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police. Armed Forces Day "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Harvey Milk Day "Hope will never be silent.
If you don't find one, it's you. Ramadan starts "Sometimes you don't realize how special something is until you lose it. Thats how I feel about Ramadan every year. But it's true--hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it. Memorial Day "Who sows virtue reaps honor. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. World No Tobacco Day "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times. D-Day There on the beaches of Normandy I began to reflect on the wonders of these ordinary people whose lives were laced with the markings of greatness. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Army Birthday also Flag Day "I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Failure is not part of my vocabulary. Father's Day "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe. But if you see the glass half full, simplify your life, and give yourself to a worthy cause, you will be forever happy. At some point, you are bound to stumble If you're constantly pushing yourself higher And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. You just start to like the taste of your own blood. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The phrase 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Independence Day "America was not built on fear.
America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you. It's a by-product of a life well-lived. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else. It's very personal. Your parents don't teach you anything.
Your teachers don't teach you anything. The government doesn't teach you anything. You read it. You don't understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again. I certainly would not ask somebody else to fly a plane if I were afraid to do it myself. Just get on. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win.
Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
Dream more than others think is practical. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. I'm living proof that the 'lucky breaks' theory is simply wrong. You get to make your own luck The world is run by those who show up Bob Kerrey Medal of Honor recipient.
Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Statehood Day Hawaii "Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I'm terribly uncomfortable. But then I've talked to coal miners, and that's really hard work. Women's Equality Day "The best protection any woman can have Lyndon Johnson Day "The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong.
It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right. 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. Labor Day "I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. What is tough is being good every day. That will be the beginning. National Grandparents Day "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. Patriot Day "These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong. International Programmers' Day "Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges, and it causes end-user and administrator frustration. If I had known at the outset how hard it was going to be, I might never have started. Always be willing to do everything. Air Force Birthday "The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.
Rosh Hashana "Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. Gold Star Mothers' Day "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.
And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? World Tourism Day "Life is short, and the world is wide. Train me to live by your counsel.
Oh, love me—and right now! How long do I have to put up with all this?
How long till you haul my tormentors into court? Save me! I look high and low for your words of wisdom. And how happy it makes me! Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. Your righteous decisions are eternal. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information.
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