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
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
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When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
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.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
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.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
All you need is love.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
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.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The first duty of love is to listen.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Only the educated are free.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Let us strive on to finish the work we are in
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
When we place blame, we give away our power.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Reach for the stars.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
We will either find a way or make one.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
He who has hope has everything.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.