Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Hope springs eternal.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Love sees roses without thorns.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
We tend to live up to our expectations.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
My heart shall be thy garden.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !
George Jacques Danton
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Norman Vincent Peale
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
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.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our only security is in our ability to change.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.