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It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
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.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
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 best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ability is sexless.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Love never claims, it ever gives.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Be the change you want to see in the world.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
No man is wise enough by himself.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
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
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
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 miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Union gives strength.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Count your blessings.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
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
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.