We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Do it now !
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Never spend your money before you have it.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
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.
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.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
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.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Roll with the punches.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.