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If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
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
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.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Robert H. Schuller
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
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.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
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
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
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.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
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 risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
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.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
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
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.