To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
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The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
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.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
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.
They alone live, who live for others.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
The ready back gets all the loads.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Great men are not always wise.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.