Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
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Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone
It's never too late.
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
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.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
This too, shall pass.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
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.
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
They can because they think they can.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Never, never, never give up.
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Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
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.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
You must motivate yourself every day.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.