A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
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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.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
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
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Success leaves clues.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Live life with passion.
Faith can move mountains.
There are no gains without pains.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Whatever you are be a good one.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Never complain about what you permit.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.