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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

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Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.

Anonymous

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.

Robert C. Solomon

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

Peter

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Ideas... they have the power

Napoleon Hill

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.

Bruce Lee

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech Proverb

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

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.

Carlo Brumat

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

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.

Bruce Lee

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.

Willis Whitney

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.

Stephen Covey

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

Alfred North Whitehead

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Anonymous

Success is the proper utilization of failure.

Anonymous

All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.

Carlos Castaneda

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Margaret Thatcher

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

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

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Voltaire

What we've got here is failure to communicate.

Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Dale Carnegie

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.

Soren Kierkegaard