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.
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Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
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.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The best things in life are not things.
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
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
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.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
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.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
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)
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
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.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Obstacles are great incentives.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
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. '
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
There are no gains without pains.
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
The best way out is always through.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Practice makes perfect.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Live life with passion.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.