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We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

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Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.

Bruce Lee

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.

Hector Berlioz

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

Stephen Covey

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John Davidson Rockefeller

We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

Swami Vivekananda

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

Helen Keller

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

Zig Ziglar

How do I look ?

Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

William Arthur Ward

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

Thomas Edison

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Bruce Lee

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

Swami Vivekananda

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Seneca

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

I am not a toy. I am a spork !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

To my big brother George, the richest man in town !

Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.

Madonna

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes

W. Clement Stone

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

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.

Leo Buscaglia

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.

God, Oh God (1977)

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.

Harvey Mackay

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

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.

Leo Rosten

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.

Swami Vivekananda

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

Ronald Reagan

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

'Wake Me When It's Funny'

Gary Marshall

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins