Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Never complain about what you permit.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Success is never wondering what if.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
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.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Action is the antidote to despair.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.
Norman Vincent Peale
Ability is sexless.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
There is no education like adversity.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Love is the only rational act.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
My heart shall be thy garden.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
The best way out is always through.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Without a general an army is lost.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
Love the giver more than the gift.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
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.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
This too, shall pass.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
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.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.