Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Obstacles are great incentives.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
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.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Don't ever give up.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must be the change we wish to see.
Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
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
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
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.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
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.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
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)
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Honesty is the best image.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?