Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Success leaves clues.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Gieselle C. Viera
Live with passion !
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
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.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
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.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Think and grow rich.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Love is my religion, I could die for it.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Attitude is everything.
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
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.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.