Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Whatever it takes !
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
My heart shall be thy garden.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Love that is true never grows old.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Love those who love you.
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Do you like scary movies ?
Ghostface, Scream (1996)
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
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.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.