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A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped. All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Soft focus is an important skill that can effect us metaphorically. In other words, the way we see the future has everything to do with how well we can look up and see the expanded horizon before us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you have too much month for you paycheck, then what you need to do is realize that there is abundance all around you and focus on the abundance and not your lack and as night follows day abundance will come to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Before my accidents, there were ten thousands things I could do. I could spend the rest of my life dwelling on the things that I had lost, but instead I chose to focus on the nine thousand I still had left.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rather than denying problems, focus inventively, intentionally on what solutions might look or feel like...Our mind is meant to generate ideas that help us escape circumstantial traps -- if we trust it to do so. Naturally, not all hunches are useful. But then you only need a single good idea to solve a problem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first rule of focus is Wherever you are be there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My main focus is on my game.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Crush: Dude? Dude? Focus dude... Dude?
[Marlin wakes up]
Crush: Oh, he lives. Hey, dude!
Marlin: Oh... What happened?
Crush: Saw the whole thing, dude. First you were all like "whoa", and we were like "whoa", and you were like "whoa..."
Marlin: What are you talking about?
Crush: You, Mini-Man, takin' on the jellies. You've got serious thrill issues, dude. Awesome.
Marlin: Oh, my stomach. Ohh.
Crush: Oh, man. Hey, no hurling on the shell, dude, ok? Just waxed it.
Marlin: So, Mr. Turtle?
Crush: Whoa, Dude. Mister Turtle is my father. The name's Crush.
Marlin: Crush, really? OK, Crush. I need to get to the East Australian Current. EAC?
Crush: [Laughing] Oh, dude. You're ridin' it, dude! Check it out!More [08/11/2005 12:08:00]
Dr. Jean Grey: Ladies and gentlemen, we are now seeing the beginnings of another stage of human evolution. These mutations manifest at puberty, and are often triggered by periods of heightened emotional stress.
Senator Kelly: Thank you, Miss Grey! That was-quite educational. However it fails to address the issue which is the focus of this hearing. Three words: are mutants dangerous.More [10/17/2005 12:10:00]
That thing, that moment, when you kiss someone and everything around becomes hazy and the only thing in focus is you and this person and you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life, and for one moment you get this amazing gift and you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that that it will go away all at the same time.More [11/07/2005 12:11:00]
I don't really know how to use the wind when I play. So today I was really concentrating, focus for each point, and try to play every ball and fight for every point.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
Certain things that one does get more focus than others.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
[Work] allowed me to put my energies some place and focus them some place and relieve myself for awhile of confronting the traumatic circumstances that were occurring in my life. So work has always been a friend to me.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus -- there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.More [04/27/2006 12:04:00]
I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time.More [05/16/2006 12:05:00]
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.More [05/24/2006 12:05:00]
I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.More [05/24/2006 12:05:00]
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.More [05/26/2006 12:05:00]
I became very successful at a young age, ... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.More [05/31/2006 12:05:00]
I want to focus on things that are important.More [06/15/2006 12:06:00]
Why didn't Gore focus more of his campaign global warming? I mean, people say it isn't a sexy issue. But that isn't true. I just can't understand it. Just look at all the storms and weather tragedies. This is a crisis, and it's not being dealt with.More [06/24/2006 12:06:00]
That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework, studying on what I do, watching the movies, listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus a lot on that and practice.More [08/12/2006 12:08:00]
“We're so blessed with our pastor and his wife. They live their lives in a way we're supposed to, in their caring for one another and having a focus on God.”More [08/21/2006 12:08:00]
I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all.More [09/21/2006 12:09:00]
And now I think it's a really disorganized place run by a lot of evil people and a few really great ones who somehow found their way in there. I still would never live there, and I'll probably always focus primarily on independent films, but I don't hate Hollywood as much as I used to.More [10/05/2006 12:10:00]
I would say that September 11 was a test movie to do and we already shot it and there was a problem with the back focus of this one panavision, so we had to re-shoot. It's sort of a spoken memorial. Now I'm not sure we can do that.More [10/08/2006 12:10:00]
My focus never wavered; I never accepted the film was not going to be finished.More [10/30/2006 12:10:00]
I hope kids can be inspired by that and then focus back on their own life.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
“It's ike being in college and being undecided about your major. As soon as you choose your major, you focus in on it.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“He's the kind of player that you need to be really careful and really focus from the beginning of the match.”More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
“I tried to be as aggressive as I can and try to get into the match very quickly. Because with him, with the style of game that he has, it's really difficult to get used to. He's the kind of player that you need to be really careful and really focus from the beginning of the match.”More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
It's different when you are on your own. At some point it's scary and then at another it's a drive that makes you focus more.More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
While the amateur ranks focus so much on the technical aspects (like jumps), the pros don't jump as much and focus more on artistry and entertaining. Therefore, their programs are not geared enough technically to really compete against the amateurs.More [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
“I really appreciate her focus and discipline, ... This industry is very powerful and overwhelming and intimidating. She knows it and has created her own culture within it. And that integrity. She's got it.”More [12/10/2006 12:12:00]
“It starts off ... like a pressure pain, mostly around my left eye. ... When I get one I can't move my head, because ... it feels like my brain is swollen and moving around inside an eggshell. Sound is painful. Light is painful. I can't focus on anything.”More [12/11/2006 12:12:00]
I excercise a lot, but I focus mostly on boxing.More [12/22/2006 12:12:00]
“If you find someone who makes it their end all and be all of the next two weeks, if they can't focus on anything else then it could continue to (trouble) gambling. There are warning signs and that's something to look at with March Madness.”More [01/08/2007 12:01:00]
If I'm gong out to a club I like to have fun with it. I'll use blue or red sparkly eyeliners and glittery eye shadows. Then I'll put on some blue mascara. I focus on the eyes.More [03/01/2007 12:03:00]
[Trying to motivate himself]
Peter Parker: Strong focus on what I want.More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Qui-Gon Jinn: Remember: Your focus determines your reality.More [04/02/2007 12:04:00]
Choir singer: [to himself] Just focus on the music, think melody, let the music be my guide.
Heather: Yeah, that'd be a start.More [05/03/2007 12:05:00]
Sometimes we tend to focus more on the personalities and the conflicts, and it really caricatures the issues.More [07/22/2007 12:07:00]
Vincent: Lady Macbeth. Leave the seats. The light's green. We're sitting here.
Max: [a car horn honks behind Max. The car whips around them to get through the intersection] Asshole!
Vincent: You no longer have the cleanest cab in La-La Land. You gotta live with that. Focus on the job. Drive.More [07/26/2007 12:07:00]
“The rings are great. We can now put last year behind us and move on. After tomorrow hopefully all this stuff goes away and we can focus on the season.... It had nothing to do with the rings. We fell behind early and [Jake ] Westbrook is tough.”More [08/14/2007 12:08:00]
They’re getting better every game. I felt Max made big steps this past week, just his technique and focus and being able to play a whole half. I don’t know if he had any mental mistakes.More [09/02/2007 12:09:00]
We started out hitting the ball as well as we have all season. But our bats died and we went to sleep out there and made some mistakes in the field. We just lost focus out there today.More [09/03/2007 12:09:00]

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