A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
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Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
They can because they think they can.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Slow but steady wins the race.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Action is the antidote to despair.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
One man with courage is a majority.
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.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To know me is to love me.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
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.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.