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It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
He who hesitates is lost !
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Come, let us make love deathless.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
There's no crying in baseball !
Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I saw and loved.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
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.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find the good -- and praise it.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
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.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.