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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.

William Bridges

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

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.

Anonymous

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.

Bruce Lee

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.

Anonymous

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

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

Aristotle

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

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.

Rumi

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.

Chinese Proverb

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.

Rhett Butler

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Lee Iacocca

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.

Indian Proverb

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.

Unknown

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.

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Conrad Hilton

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.

Victor Hugo

Cause Change & Lead. Accept Change & Survive. Resist Change & Die.

Ray Norda

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.

Barbara Winter

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.

Larry Page

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !

Harvey Mackay

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.

Sherry Anderson

Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

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.

UB40

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

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

Margaret Mitchell

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

She's my sister ! She's my daughter !

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.

Abb D'Allanival

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.

Thomas Jefferson

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Hermann Hesse

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Bible

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

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.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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.

Epictetus

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.

Vince Lombardi

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

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.

Robert Half

Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.

George Carlin

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Anthony Robbins

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

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."

Crash Davis

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.

Albert Einstein

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.

Dennis Waitley

Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.

Winston Churchill

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.

Albert Einstein

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Lao Tzu

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.

Blaine Lee

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.

William Shakespeare

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

Truth fears no questions.

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