I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Experience is the best teacher.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn 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 advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Reach for the stars.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
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
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that 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.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Well done is better than well said.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
It is always your next move.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Never say die.
Do what you love and the money will follow
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
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.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.