I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
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Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
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
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
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.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Obstacles are great incentives.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
You become what you think about.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.