Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
None are homely who smile.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
I saw and loved.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Happiness is a state of activity.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
After your jump, the net appears.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
Nothing succeeds like success.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.