Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
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.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Do it now !
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is letting go of fear.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Whatever happens, take responsibility !
Success is the child of audacity.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Better late than never.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Trent, Swingers (1996)
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
You are today where your thoughts have brought
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
I light my candle from their torches.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.