There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
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We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
God doesn't make junk.
Love that is true never grows old.
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.
In love beggar and king are equal.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Don't water your weeds.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Love is the whole and more than all.
The book you don't read cant help.
What is life without the radiance of love.
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.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
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.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
You sing-a high.
Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Live with passion.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
The best proof of love is trust.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Many hands make light work.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Remove failure as an option.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.