Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
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Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Live your dreams.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Every dog has his day.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Love conquers all.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
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Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
All work is empty save when there is love.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.