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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.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 ?'
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Be who you are in every situation.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
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
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
None are homely who smile.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Union gives strength.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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)
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
There are no gains without pains.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
The past does not equal the future.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
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
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
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."
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
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
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.