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The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
If there is a will, there is a way.
Anything is possible.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Ideas... they have the power
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
The way we see the problem is the problem.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
Don't go through life, grow through life.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
The buck stops here.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The best way out is always through.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
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
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
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.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Love understands all languages.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.