Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
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Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
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
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Love those who love you.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
The book you don't read cant help.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
Never spend your money before you have it.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
The show must go on.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
The heart that loves is always young.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
A small house will hold a hundred friends.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
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.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
The best things in life are free.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.