The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
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
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every dog has his day.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
They can because they think they can.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
If you love someone, set them free.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.