To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
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Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
The show must go on.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
All work is empty save when there is love.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
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.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
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.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
They can because they think they can.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Love is not selfish.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
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.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.