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
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is the only rational act.
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.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
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 ?
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
No pain, No gain.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Don't ever give up.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Our love is here to stay.
You're as old as you behave.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
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.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
It's never too late.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
What is life without the radiance of love.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
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.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Hard work pays off.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.