In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
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
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
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.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
I saw and loved.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
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.
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
I think therefore I am
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
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.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Love is not selfish.
Make the second effort your second nature.
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 ?
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.