I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
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Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seize the day.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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.
I think therefore I am
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
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
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Hard work pays off.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Where there is love there is life.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Talkers are no good doers.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.