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Success is a journey not a destination.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A simple I love you means more than money.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Ability is sexless.
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
What's meant to be will always find a way
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
The ready back gets all the loads.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
Reach for the stars.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
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.
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 toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
What is life without the radiance of love.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.