If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
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If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
Be Here Now.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Love the giver more than the gift.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
They alone live, who live for others.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Obstacles are great incentives.
When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
Where there is love there is life.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
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.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
You create your reality.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Act or accept.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Truth fears no questions.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
There is no education like adversity.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Don't water your weeds.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.